Liquid Telecom Strengthens Inter-Africa Partnership With Microsoft

Zimbabwean business mogul, Strive Masiyiwa’s pan-African telecoms group, Liquid Telecom has solidified its partnership with global tech trailblazer Microsoft after expanding the accessibility of its Microsoft Azure services throughout its inter-Africa network which runs for over 70,000km from Cape Town, South Africa to Cairo in Egypt.

Liquid Telecom is the very first African telecoms company to secure a Microsoft Gold Partnership deal, making it the most diversified and biggest Internet Service Provider with integrated Wholesale Carrier Network services.

The Group CEO of Liquid Telecom, Nic Rudnick said that Liquid Telecom is delighted by the rollout of Microsoft’s cloud regions in Africa. Rudnick added that by extending the reach of Microsoft Azure to more countries and customers, Liquid Telecom is assisting Africa in realising its digital future.

He said that the new collaboration would offer customers a single, solution that is underpinned by a reliable fibre network, strategically placed data centres, a hybrid cloud architecture that covers the Azure Stack and an ExpressRoute connection to boost the benefits of the cloud.

Nic Rudnick noted that together, Microsoft and Liquid Telecom would create a modern business foundation that aimed to inspire innovation and business growth for African customers.

Dean Erasmus, Microsoft’s Azure Business Lead for Africa said that the availability of Microsoft Azure, delivered through cloud regions in South Africa, has answered the call from many customers across Africa for a modern and hybrid cloud.

Erasmus added that the Liquid Telecom ecosystem had brought cloud services in Africa together, offering customers an integrated solution for cloud computing, professional services and connectivity through Microsoft Azure and Azure Stack.

Liquid Telecom now offers the modern hybrid cloud service in five African countries – South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Rwanda and Kenya – with more regions in the Middle East, West and North Africa scheduled to go live later.

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