Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, is Africa’s leading independent data, voice and IP provider committed to building Africa’s digital future. It supplies fibre optic, satellite and international carrier services to Africa’s largest mobile network operators, ISPs and businesses of all sizes.
Receiving the award on behalf of the company, Ahmad Mokhles, Group COO at Liquid Telecom, said: “This award goes to our entire team across Africa who work hard to provide a variety of services to ensure our network makes a meaningful contribution whilst also providing a platform for digital innovation across the continent. For the first time, Africa has a direct land-based communication link between Cape Town and Cairo, and I am glad the team were recognized for this historic milestone.”
The annual awards are the largest global celebration of the wholesale telecoms market. They celebrate innovation, vision and excellence across the industry recognizing the best companies, projects and partnerships. This award, once again, confirms Liquid Telecom’s position as the most dynamic, innovative and reliable provider of broadband and value-added services to operators, ISPs, governments and businesses across Africa.
The completion of the Cape to Cairo network, was called out as one of Liquid Telecom’s key achievements since last year’s award. Part of the wider “One Africa” broadband network, which has been more than ten years in the making, it connects 13 African nations through over 60,000km of national and cross border fibre networks, including FTTH, metro and rural networks.