Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom is back in the news, this time thanks to a major acquisition and the successful completion of a restructuring plan.
Liquid Telecom has announced a strategic acquisition of the Middle East & African operations of Quattro Business Solutions (QBS) – a leader in the fast-growing ecosystem of Microsoft Dynamics partners. The acquisition, according to Liquid Telecom, will allow it to innovate and enhance its digital services offerings.
QBS is an official indirect Cloud Solution Provider for Microsoft Dynamics and currently supports over 800 partners in 25 countries. This purchase gives Liquid Telecom the ability to be a well-rounded Microsoft partner, offering deep capability on Dynamics 365 in addition to Office 365 and Azure.
With the QBS offering now added to its stable of digital solutions, Liquid Telecom says it has positioned itself as the digital service provider that will support its partners through a seamless digital transformation journey.
In addition the Liquid Telecom restructuring plan that began last year appears to be nearly complete: Liquid Telecom will become Liquid Intelligent Technologies by the end of the year. The new CEO Deon Geyser has been quoted as pointing out that the company is not just about putting fibre in the ground and that its cloud business has been its fastest-growing product during the past financial year.