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Liquid Telecom to set up network between Africa, Asia

Willem Marais, chief business development officer at Liquid Telecom.
Willem Marais, chief business development officer at Liquid Telecom.

Liquid Telecom has signed a strategic partnership with China Telecom Global (CTG), which will see the companies collaborate to provide Africa and Asia with network solutions and services.

CTG is a subsidiary of China Telecom, which is one of the world's largest providers of integrated telecommunication services.

The agreement will enable both companies to serve their respective enterprise and wholesale customers with extended network coverage across some of the fastest growing economies in the two regions.

China Telecom Global has already established a point-of-presence (POP) at Liquid Telecom's East Africa Data Centre in Nairobi, and will establish further POPs at its data centre facilities in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

"With more than 50 countries in the region, Africa is nonetheless the booming new market with the highest development rate just after Asia, and a very important market for CTG," says Changhai Liu, China Telecom MEA MD.

"This collaboration will enable both CTG and Liquid Telecom to better serve our customers and explore untapped business potential for further development. Under this partnership, we are well positioned to enhance the connectivity and network infrastructure in both regions."

"This partnership with China Telecom Global reflects the strong global demand for world-class network services across Africa. Our combined service and network capabilities will be of great value to multinationals operating in some of the fastest growing economies across Africa and Asia-Pacific," says Willem Marais, Liquid Telecom group chief business development officer.

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