Liquid Intelligent Technologies has launched its shortest terrestrial fiber route between Africa’s east and west coasts, which connects Mombasa in Kenya to Muanda in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In doing so, Liquid has established a new global Internet transit route between Asia and the United States through Africa, avoiding high-risk bottlenecks in the Middle East and Europe.
“The current need for reliable connectivity between Asia and the United States is booming,” Liquid’s CEO for International Wholesale David Eurin said. “Adding this corridor to our network will help organisations avoid the Red Sea and Europe routes as they have become bottlenecks for global internet traffic.”
The new fiber network will address the demand for reliable Internet in landlocked countries in Africa, as more businesses expand operations within and beyond its borders.
The latest digital corridor passes through 847 cities, towns and villages, impacting more than 138 million people. It is also a direct route between Southeast Asia and the Americas, ITWeb reported.
Liquid Intelligent Technologies
Liquid is leading pan-African connectivity, innovation and intelligent technology company, with an operational footprint in 14 countries, primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is a major African digital infrastructure provider and a subsidiary of Econet Global, a conglomerate founded by London-based Zimbabwean billionaire Strive Masiyiwa.
Through Liquid, the Masiyiwa-led Group is connecting Africa to the rest of the world.