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Liquid Telecom and GlobalReach partner to deliver high-performance managed Wi-Fi services across Africa

January 17, 2017

New technology will enable Liquid Telecom to offer enhanced Wi-Fi services to businesses and bring benefits to consumers in the region 17 January 2017 Liquid Telecom is now helping African businesses deploy and manage world-class Wi-Fi for their customers, through a new partnership with GlobalReach Technology. Liquid Telecom's managed Wi-Fi services are available to bus...

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Liquid Telecom receives regulatory approval for ZAR 6.55 billion acquisition of Neotel

December 15, 2016

Transaction will create the largest pan-African fibre network and B2B communications services provider 15 December - Johannesburg, South Africa Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, which is majority-owned by Econet Global, has received unconditional approval from the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) for the ZAR 6.55 billion acquisition of South African comm...

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Liquid Telecom obtains regulatory approval for the acquisition of Tanzania’s leading ISP Raha

December 14, 2016

Agreement marks Liquid Telecom's entrance in Tanzania market December 14, 2016, Dar es Salaam Liquid Telecom has received the final regulatory approval to close its latest transaction in Tanzania and has become the majority stakeholder of Raha, Tanzania's leading Internet Service Provider. Raha today serves over 1500 businesses as well as a growing number of retail customers with a range ...

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Liquid Telecom named TMT Growth Story of the year

December 1, 2016

Liquid Telecom was last night selected as best Growth Story of the year at the TMT Finance World Congress Awards 2016 in London. The event celebrates the largest and most important deals in the telecoms, media and technology sectors, recognising the top performing companies and executives, as well as bankers, investors and advisers. Investment in the telecoms market has continued to rise glo...

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Liquid Telecom wins AfricaCom award for its AfriCAN marketing campaign

November 16, 2016

Liquid Telecom's AfriCAN campaign has been named Marketing Campaign of the Year at the annual AfricaCom awards held on Wednesday evening in Cape Town. Designed to show real pride, determination and an unapologetic belief in Africa and African business, the AfriCAN campaign has been warmly received by customers and the wider market since its launch in May. AfriCAN was developed by Liquid Tel...

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Liquid Telecom named Best African Wholesale Carrier for fifth consecutive year at Global Carrier Awards in Paris

November 9, 2016

Last night at the annual Global Carrier Awards, Liquid Telecom was named Best African Wholesale Carrier for the fifth consecutive year, with the company recognised for its dynamism, ongoing innovation and overall excellence. Over the last five years, Liquid Telecom has beaten off competition from some of the largest wholesale carriers in Africa. Receiving the award again in 2016 cements Liquid...

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BPC and Liquid Telecom enter into joint venture

October 18, 2016

Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) and Liquid Telecom have agreed to enter into a joint venture. The agreement will see BPC lease excess optical fibres from its network to Liquid Telecom, creating a new telecoms network provider with extensive reach across Botswana. The agreement was signed by Jacob Raleru, CEO at BPC, and Nic Rudnick, CEO at Liquid Telecom, at a ceremony held in Gaborone. T...

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Liquid Telecom Group CEO Nic Rudnick features in annual list of 100 most powerful and influential in Global Telecoms Industry

October 11, 2016

Global Telecoms Business has published The GTB Power100, its annual list of the 100 most powerful and influential people in the telecoms industry. Nic Rudnick, CEO of the Liquid Telecom Group, appears in the list for the fifth consecutive year. Executives from four other African operators appear alongside Nic: Bob Collymore, CEO, Safaricom Rob Shuter, CEO, MTN Group Christian ...

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Liquid Telecom and Office of the President (Kenya) Win Global Telecoms Award for Wi-Fi Projects

October 11, 2016

Wi-Fi networks built in Kenya by Liquid Telecom and the Office of the President (Kenya) were named as the Best Connecting the Unconnected Initiative in the world at an international ceremony in London last night, attended by global operators and vendors. Now entering its fourth year, the Global Telecoms Awards shine a spotlight on the industry's most innovative companies and recognise innovati...

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Liquid Telecom named Best Southern Africa Wholesale Carrier at first ever Africa Carrier Awards

October 1, 2016

Liquid Telecom was named Best Southern Africa Wholesale Carrier at the first ever Africa Carrier Awards, held in Kampala, Uganda, as part of Capacity Africa 2016. Bill Boyle, Managing Editor at Capacity (left), with Malvin Meyer, Group Managing Executive at Liquid Telecom (right) Liquid Telecom received the award in recognition of its outstanding customer support to regional and internat...

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Liquid Telecom delivers internet to pupils at remote Kenya primary school

September 20, 2016

In September 2016, Liquid Telecom Kenya partnered with BRCK Education to deliver world-class internet to the remote Kiltamany Primary School in northern Kenya. Kiltamany is approximately 160km from the nearest town and 20km from the nearest telecoms base station, which made it difficult for BRCK to connect its Kio Kit; an award-winning rugged "Digital School in a Box." Watch our ne...

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Liquid Telecom Joins Prestigious List of Global Winners at the World Wi-Fi Day Awards

July 14, 2016

Liquid Telecom celebrated World Wi-Fi Day on 20 June by picking up a prestigious award for the Best Wi-Fi Deployment to Connect the Unconnected in a Rural Environment for its Wi-Fi network in Nakuru County, Kenya. World Wi-Fi Day and its awards are organised by The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) and raise awareness about the widespread absence of broadband infrastructure in both developed a...

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Liquid Telecom Joins Prestigious List of Global Winners at the World Wi-Fi Day Awards

July 14, 2016

Liquid Telecom celebrated World Wi-Fi Day on 20 June by picking up a prestigious award for the Best Wi-Fi Deployment to Connect the Unconnected in a Rural Environment for its Wi-Fi network in Nakuru County, Kenya. World Wi-Fi Day and its awards are organised by The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) and raise awareness about the widespread absence of broadband infrastructure in b...

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Kiambu County launches free Wi-Fi for residents in Thika, Ruiru, Kiambu and Kikuyu

July 13, 2016

Residents of Kiambu County in Kenya will in coming weeks enjoy free, fast and reliable public Wi-Fi connections, following a partnership with Africa’s leading data, voice and IP provider, Liquid Telecom Kenya. The delivery of free street Wi-Fi zones in Kiambu will enable rapid access to information vital for economic and educational development in the county. The high capacity Wi-Fi networks in ...

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Liquid Telecom Zimbabwe named Mashonaland’s ICT Company of The Year

July 9, 2016

Mr Wellington Makamure, Liquid Telecom Zimbabwe Managing Director (left) with Zimbabwe’s Minister of Industry and Commerce Mike Bimha Liquid Telecom Zimbabwe and its sister company ZOL were both recognised at last week’s Mashonaland Annual Business Awards hosted by The Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC). These awards are the most prominent and pres...

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Liquid Telecom and RBH announce agreement to acquire Neotel

June 28, 2016

"Creating the first pan-African fibre player" Today, Liquid Telecom, a privately owned pan-African telecoms group, majority owned by Econet Global, announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire South African communications network operator Neotel. The shareholders of Neotel –Tata Communications of India and minority shareholders led by Nexus Connexion (Nexus) – have agreed for...

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Liquid Telecom Kenya moves national libraries online to offer free Internet to public

June 2, 2016

Kenya's public libraries are moving online to deliver free Internet to over half a million library members from June this year, as Liquid Telecom Kenya and the Communications Authority of Kenya connect 46 branches of Kenya National Libraries Services (KNLS) for the first time. Each of the 46 branches has been provided with an additional 11 computers, adding to existing computers, Kindles and table...

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Liquid Telecom and Liquid Sea at ITW 2016

April 20, 2016

Liquid Telecom and its subsidiary Liquid Sea will be participating at International Telecoms Week (ITW) 2016 in Chicago on 8-11 May. Attended by over 6000 professionals from 150 countries across the world, the event is the largest meeting point for the global wholesale telecoms community. The Liquid Sea project is a new subsea cable running the length of Africa’s east coast with onwards connecti...

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Liquid Telecom invests US$3.5 million in new satellite hub in South Africa

March 22, 2016

Liquid Telecom today opened its second satellite hub at the Teraco Data Centre in South Africa in response to increasing demand for broadband connectivity from across Africa. The company has invested US$3.5 million in the new hub that will enable it to continue to offer customers a satellite service with speeds of up to 50 Mbps and top-rated for latency, cost and customer service. 97% of Liqui...

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Liquid Telecom to build new undersea cable

December 14, 2015

Liquid Sea, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liquid Telecom, has started a project to build a new subsea cable linking Africa to the Middle East with onwards connectivity to Europe. Liquid Telecom Group CEO Nic Rudnick confirmed the Request For Tender has been issued to international companies involved in the construction of submarine cables. Liquid Sea will run approximately 10,000km from South Afri...

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