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Liquid Telecom, Internet Solutions ink 5G deal

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Reshaad Sha, CEO of Liquid Telecom South Africa.
Reshaad Sha, CEO of Liquid Telecom South Africa.

Liquid Telecom SA has entered a 5G partnership with Dimension Data-owned Internet Solutions.

In a statement, Liquid says it will provide Internet Solutions with wholesale 5G connectivity targeted at delivering enterprise services to its existing and potential new customer base.

In January, Liquid Telecom announced it was launching “the first 5G wholesale roaming service in South Africa”.

The company has also signed a 5G roaming deal with mobile operator Vodacom, which is looking to launch 5G services in SA this year.

According to Liquid Telecom, 5G connectivity provides operators and Internet service providers with faster speeds, lower latency and greater capacity, ultimately enabling businesses to deliver richer experiences to their customers.

Reshaad Sha, CEO of Liquid Telecom SA, says: “Local businesses are adopting technologies like SD-WAN [software defined wide area network], IOT [Internet of things], and cloud computing; however, these technologies need network connectivity that provides high quality, increased capacity, and greater reliability to ensure optimum performance.

“Providing Internet Solutions with 5G wholesale services as an alternative to fibre connectivity, Liquid Telecom South Africa is highlighting how we are delivering on our commitment to the market to continue being the Best Business Network in South Africa.”

Dr Setumo Mohapi, managing executive for Internet Solutions.
Dr Setumo Mohapi, managing executive for Internet Solutions.

Dr Setumo Mohapi, managing executive for Internet Solutions, says: “Internet Solutions has evolved its networking model to provide a high-performance hybrid network that aggregates multiple WAN transport services.

“This enables clients to fully utilise all available bandwidth for high availability and total application performance. The innovation, flexibility and range of 5G use cases that this offers for different industries such as agriculture, retail, manufacturing, logistics, etc is boundless.

“5G is a core component of our Hybrid Network and we are extremely excited about the extended capability this partnership with Liquid enables us to offer our clients,” says Mohapi.

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