Liquid Telecoms is a company that was established in 1997 as Econet Satellite Services. The company handled voice and Satellite services for Econet Wireless. As the parent company grew, so did the services the company’s services and portfolio. As such, it became necessary for the company to reflect its acquired portfolio. In 2004, the company rebranded as Liquid Telecoms.
Liquid Telecoms was on the way to digital supremacy in Africa since it had added telecommunications as a core business facility. In 2009, the company rolled out a massive fibre optic project which was to connect Southern Africa and link the continent to the world.
The endeavour was a huge success and this was to be followed by the establishment of Africa‘s largest fibre optic infrastructure. More than 100 000km of terrestrial fibre optic cable has been laid down by the company. The enterprise has just linked East and West Africa.
The newfound capabilities and developments of the company were soon to be followed by the rebranding of the company to Liquid Intelligent Technologies.
Operations of Liquid Intelligent Technologies
Liquid Intelligent Technologies is the largest independent telecoms and internet services, provider. The company has become a one-stop shop, offering a wide variety of services. The services include data voice and IPs. The company supplies fibre optic, satellite, and international carrier services to Africa’s largest mobile network operators, ISPs, and businesses.
The enterprise further offers payment solutions to financial institutions, data storage, and communication solutions which are internet, cloud, and cyber security services.
The enterprise has been pivotal in the digitization of Africa.
Data Centres for Liquid Intelligent Technologies
The data centres for Liquid Intelligent Technologies are established under the subsidiary of Econet Global, Africa Data Centres. Africa Data Centres is a pan-African company whose goals are ensuring cheap and reduced costs for African businesses and organizations when it comes to the storage of their critical information.
The company is a leading provider of interconnected carrier and cloud-neutral data centres. The enterprise is an international choice for cloud and content providers. The company is in a bid to reduce latency through the establishment of Data Centres all over Africa. Africa Data Centres has 9 centres in seven countries.
The centres can be found In Johannesburg and Cape Town South Africa, Harare in Zimbabwe Nairobi, and Kigali. Cumulatively, the area covered by the data centres spans 19 000m² with an overall power consumption of 75MW.
Currently, the company is working to build 10 more centres across the continent. This is an endeavour to make the African continent more competitive.