Liquid Dataport, a business of pan-African technology group Liquid Intelligent Technologies, and fixed network operator Angola Telecom have announced a new terrestrial fibre route between Luanda in Angola and Johannesburg in South Africa.
With this investment, Liquid Dataport and Angola Telecom say they have allowed organisations and people in Angola access to high-speed connectivity, offering numerous advantages and fostering direct commerce corridors. This route goes through Angola and continues via the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe and Zambia, eventually reaching South Africa.
While the route caters to the high demand from wholesale customers, Liquid Dataport has partnered with Angola Telecom to provide enterprises and SMEs in Angola with access to high-speed connectivity and even direct connectivity to data centres in Johannesburg.
Liquid Dataport says its investment in this cutting-edge route aligns with its broader vision of establishing an extensive network of fibre routes throughout Africa. With a network spanning multiple countries, including South Africa, Kenya, Zimbabwe, and Nigeria, the company says it is working towards a connected Africa that fuels innovation, drives economic growth, and fosters socio-economic development that leaves no one behind.
As David Eurin, CEO of Liquid Dataport, puts it, “Our continuous investment into our One Africa Digital Network provides customers with access to major data centres in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria and now Angola, ensuring that African data never has to leave our shores.”