Liquid Telecom Group yesterday announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Tanzanian incumbent Tanzania Telecommunications Company Ltd (TTCL) to interconnect with its fibre network in the east African country. In its release the Group said that Liquid Telecom Kenya has built a fibre link from Nairobi to Namanga on the border of Kenya and Tanzania, which has the capacity of multiple STM 64s. Traffic terminating in Tanzania will now pass onto TTCL’s fibre network providing Liquid’s customers – fixed and mobile operators, wholesale carriers and enterprises – with reliable, robust and fast connectivity throughout Tanzania.
Liquid Telecom Group has constructed one of Africa’s largest single fibre network, spanning from the north of Uganda to Cape Town. In total, its pan-African fibre network reaches over 15,000km and is the first fibre network to cross country borders covering Africa’s fastest-growing economies where no fixed network has existed before.
The partnership agreement with the Tanzanian fixed line incumbent means that the Group is now the first wholesale carrier to connect the east African capitals of Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Kampala and Kigali on a single fibre network, it said. Traffic into and out of Tanzania will now interconnect with Liquid Telecom’s existing networks in the neighbouring countries of Kenya, Rwanda, DRC and Zambia as well as the other countries in which Liquid is operational; Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe, the statement read.