Econet’s Liquid swallows ISP ZOL

24 Jan 2012

ISP Zimbabwe Online (ZOL) has been acquired by southern African fibre backbone network operator Liquid Telecommunications, part of Zimbabwean-owned Econet Wireless Group, reports local ICT news site TechZim, adding that ZOL will remain an independent company in terms of branding and operations for the time being. ZOL is one of Zimbabwe’s biggest ISPs offering fibre, VSAT and wireless internet services around the country. Liquid is currently deploying a fibre network spanning Lesotho, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, while it also owns satellite operations in the UK, Botswana, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Somalia, Burundi, Niger and Kenya.