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Liquid Telecom Partners With Nokia To Upgrade Fibre Network In East Africa

Liquid Telecom Kenya and Nokia have announced a two-year partnership deal to upgrade their existing fibre network and support OTN/DWDM technology with a network capacity of 500G.
This is set to create a faster, more reliable connection along the route from the Indian Ocean to the data centres across Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and other neighbouring countries.

The network is designed to support high-capacity connections from submarine landing stations in Mombasa, Kenya, to large data centres in Nairobi, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, as well as the surrounding markets. Liquid Telecom will become the first communications service provider to connect through its own network with almost every country that borders Kenya while still providing an alternative fibre route for other landlocked countries like Rwanda, DRC and Ethiopia.

Ben Roberts, the CTO at Liquid Telecom said that Liquid Telecom believes that every individual in Africa has the right to be connected. He noted that by teaming up with Nokia, the network operator had been able to adapt to the industry’s rapid growth in Kenya and had offered more access to its cloud services and high-speed fibre network throughout East Africa.

The deployment was launched in October 2018 and is expected to offer enhanced services to many FTTH users and corporate customers. It has the potential to reach more than 85 million mobile subscribers throughout Kenya and its neighbouring countries.

The Head of the Central, East and West Africa Market Unit at Nokia, Daniel Jaeger said that Nokia had enabled its customers to maximise on network efficiency and capacity while still supporting the deployment of its other mission-critical services.

He added that with Nokia’s DWDM/OTN network, Liquid Telecom would be able to offer the low latency and high capacity needed for its customers, ensuring the best customer experience and ultimately connecting all Africans to the digital world.

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