Liquid Telecom South Africa To Launch Multi-Billion Rand 4G Network

Liquid Telecom South Africa, part of the front-running pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, has announced that it will roll out a multi-billion Rand 4G network in South Africa.
Wholesale roaming services will be made available on Liquid Telecom’s networks throughout the country as of early 2019.

According to the CEO of Liquid Telecom South Africa, Reshaad Sha, this is a fascinating development that will allow Liquid Telecom to offer mobile network operators and ISPs open access to its mobile 4G network.
Sha added that by using Liquid Telecom’s 1800MHz spectrum, the network would be able to handle 4G mobile data traffic and meet the needs of its most demanding users across South Africa.

Liquid Telecom acquired Neotel from Tata Communications in 2017 and has since been investing significantly across the continent where it runs Africa’s most extensive independent fibre network and is linked to over 600 cities in 13 countries. This includes the recent wrap-up of Liquid Telecom’s critically acclaimed ‘Cape to Cairo’ network which is the first direct land-based terrestrial fibre link that runs from Cape Town to Cairo.

The Group CEO of Liquid Telecom, Nic Rudnick declared that this was a milestone that would pave the way for an excellent year for Liquid Telecom. He said that he was sure that the momentum would continue on into 2019 with South Africa’s operators having full access to wholesale roaming services across the Liquid network for the first time.
Rudnick added that 2019 would be a successful year after the recent announcement that the UK’s development finance institution, the CDC Group Plc had made a $180m investment in Liquid Telecom.

The Group CEO said that the investment would enable Liquid Telecom to expand its broadband connectivity to some of the most rural communities all across the African continent.

In December Liquid Telecom inked an agreement with Telecom Egypt to invest $400m in Egypt over the coming three years as a top connectivity and cloud solutions provider for the first time in North Africa, providing businesses in that region with a world-class network and data centre services.

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