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Liquid Telecom, a leading pan-African telecommunications group, ensured continuity of service to its customers during the recent outages of the SEA-ME-WE 5 and EIG submarine cables. Liquid Telecom operates an intelligent subsea cable system that automatically reroutes network traffic during such outages, thus ensuring service reliability on our resilient architecture. This differentiates Liquid Telecom from other wholesalers that do not have access to similar infrastructure.
"With over 57,700 km of submarine cable fibre linking Africa to Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Liquid Telecom's subsea network is extensive and offers low latency to global destinations. Keeping our customers connected is and has always been our number one priority. The recent outage on SEA-ME-WE 5 demonstrates the reliability of our network, as none of our customers were affected," said David Eurin, Liquid Sea CEO.


During this ongoing SEA-ME-WE 5 sea cable outage and other cable planned maintenance in the same region, Liquid Telecom customers remain unaffected due to the additional capacity across alternate routes, either on parallel routes or alternative paths. Subsea cables are integral to high-speed data exchanges between continents, making them vital to our connectivity offering to our customers.

Liquid Telecom has established Liquid Sea as its dedicated international wholesale division to support its global customers to access international connectivity from and into Africa. Liquid Sea can leverage its investment in six submarine cables around the Continent, as well as more than 73,000km of fibre connecting tens of thousands of business premises in 13 countries.

About Liquid Telecom

Liquid Telecom is a leading communications solutions provider across 13 countries primarily in Eastern, Southern and South Africa that serves mobile operators, carriers, enterprise, media and content companies and retail customers with high-speed, reliable connectivity, hosting and co-location and digital services. It has built Africa's largest independent fibre network, stretching more than 73,000km, and operates state-of-the-art data centres in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Nairobi, Harare, and Kigali, with a combined potential 19,000 square metres of rack space and 78 MW of power. This is in addition to offering leading cloud-based services, such as Microsoft Office365 and Microsoft Azure across our fibre footprint. Through this combined offering Liquid Telecom is enhancing customers' experience on their digital journey. In October 2020, Liquid Telecom was recognised as 'The Best MEA Wholesale Carrier' for 9th consecutive year at the Global Carrier Awards. www.liquidtelecom.com

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