Our history

A subsidiary of Econet Global, Liquid Telecom began life as the satellite and voice operator Econet Satellite Services, which was founded in 1997. Rebranding to Liquid Telecom in 2004, we went onto launch our high-speed, cross-border fibre network linking southern Africa to the rest of the world in 2009. And now we've grown to provide services to more than 50 global wholesale carriers operating in eastern, central and southern Africa, Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, as well as the national and international enterprise market.

Operators and users alike are seeing the benefits of our reliable, cost-effective communications infrastructure. We set out to challenge the status quo. Today, we're changing the African telecoms industry, the lives of millions and even the continent itself.