Liquid adds Kenya-Ethiopia, Zambia-Malawi fibre links

Liquid Intelligent Technologies, a subsidiary of Cassava Technologies, has unveiled two new fully redundant terrestrial fibre connectivity routes. These routes, connecting Kenya to Ethiopia and Zambia to Malawi, will see the firm enhance regional connectivity while empowering businesses in these nations.

The 1000 km fibre link between Kenya and Ethiopia is poised to revolutionize digital connectivity in the region. Ethiopian businesses will now have direct access to data centers and cloud services in Nairobi, Kenya. This connection is bolstered by a 711 km link between Zambia and Malawi, providing a reliable pathway to content caches and data centers in South Africa.

Adil El Youssefi, CEO, Liquid Intelligent Technologies, said, “Kenyan and Ethiopian businesses are rapidly adopting digital technologies, and this new link will enable trade and investment between these two great nations in our region.”

The project aligns with Kenya’s Digital Superhighway Initiative, reflecting Liquid’s commitment to fostering private sector investment and economic growth.

Read Also: Liquid unveils 3,800Km Mombasa-DRC fibre link

High speed connectivity

In partnership with the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (KETRACO) and Ethiopia Electric Power (EEP), Liquid’s new link delivers high-speed connectivity from Nairobi to Mega, a town in southern Ethiopia. The link has a capacity of four terabytes per second.

This investment signifies Liquid’s dedication to driving transformation, job creation, and growth on the African continent.

Hardy Pemhiwa, President and Group CEO of Cassava Technologies, noted that these fiber links represent a pivotal step in expanding access to high-speed connectivity, driving economic growth and technological advancement across Africa.

Liquid’s intelligent fiber backbone aims to catalyze African growth by offering cost-effective, regional internet connectivity, further propelling digital transformation and economic development on both local and global scales.

In May, Liquid launched 3,800 fibre route connecting Mombasa on the Indian Ocean to Muanda, a coastal town on the Atlantic Ocean in the DRC. At that point, Liquid’s One Africa Digital Network, covered roughly 110,000Km.

The Mombasa-Muanda fibre link is the shortest route connecting East to West Africa and is expected to cut data transmission latency by 20 milliseconds.

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