Using this technology has enabled Liquid to build its first terrestrial line, offering 12Tbs of capacity to operators and service providers in South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
“Nokia’s next-generation optical networks will enable Liquid Intelligent Technologies to maintain its leadership and become the partner of choice for organizations requiring high capacity,” said Rajiv Aggarwal, head of Nokia’s Middle East and West Africa market segment.
“We are delighted that our technology and expertise will help Liquid Intelligent Technologies deliver best-in-class digital infrastructure to African businesses and will play a role in strengthening the continent’s digital infrastructure.”
The 16,576-kilometer route is designed to meet the demand for more capacity from the company’s hyperscale customers.
In addition, the route will connect thousands of businesses and millions of homes in Africa’s many inland cities, towns and villages, with more resilient connectivity and access to numerous data centers and cloud resources, as well as in subsea scenarios Cable breaks between the two countries on diverse routes.
“Cloud service providers and other large organizations built by Internet giants require hyperscale data centers that can support high performance, demand spikes, and redundancy while achieving availability at scale.
“Our new terrestrial fiber optic corridor is the first of its kind in Africa in terms of distance and capacity,” added Shahzad Manzoor Khan, Group Chief Technology Officer, Liquid Intelligent Technologies.
In related news, the group that owns Africa Data Centers and Liquid Intelligent Technologies opened a cybersecurity center in Kenya in November.
Liquid C2 has established what it calls the Cybersecurity Fusion Center and is part of Strive Masiyiwa’s Cassava Technologies, a group that includes ADC and Liquid.