Liquid extends fibre network with two new corridors in SA
Liquid Intelligent Technologies (Liquid) South Africa, part of the pan-African technology group Liquid Intelligent Technology, has successfully completed two key digital corridors as part of its fibre network- NLD5 and NLD6 connecting Durban to Cape Town via the inland route.
According to the company, the completion of this fibre network will support the surging demand for high-speed internet as an increasing number of local businesses continue their digital transformation journeys.
In a statement released to the media, the company said increased access to high-speed fibre connectivity “is critical to improving not just telecommunication services for millions of South Africans in the country. It will also bring substantial social and economic benefits to businesses and governments as the focus on the Fourth Industrial revolution increases.”
This route forms part of the Southern corridor that Liquid has invested in connecting East to West Africa via a terrestrial network.
Deon Geyser, CEO Liquid Intelligent Technologies, South Africa, said: “The completion of these two digital corridors is yet another milestone achieved as part of our on-going investment into the South African economy. Liquid has been instrumental in the fruition of routes 1 through to 8, providing a digital backbone that connects metropolitan cities like Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban to more remote areas like Nelspruit Bloemfontein, Lady Smith, Mthatha. This is also part of our Group’s continued focus on bringing world-class digital services like Cloud, Unified Communications, Internet of Things (IOT), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to local businesses in the public and private sectors.”
The company said that spanning over 1700 km, the near-unlimited capacity and greater redundancy offered on these digital corridors will positively impact numerous industries, especially educators and healthcare practitioners, as they increase their reach to the remotest parts of the country.
“Access to improved digital services will also impact the education system in the country as the government gears to empower more youth with digital skills as newer vocations develop through the 4IR,” the company added.
Liquid recently culminated its extensive business transformation from being a telecommunications and digital services provider to a full one-stop-shop technology group.
In early March the company rebranded as Liquid Intelligent Technologies (LIT). LIT will provide a new layer of cyber security, cloud, compute and other tech services to customers, leveraging its established networks and telecommunications infrastructure.