Liquid Telecom Activates The Cape To Cairo Link, “One Africa” Broadband.

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The Cape To Cairo takeover Dream has finally been completed, not by the infamous Cecil John Rhodes, but this time, its Liquid Telecom which has successfully taken over the length of the African continent, Also referred to as the “One Africa” network, there is the hope that the network will reinvigorate Pan-African trade. Being the first direct land-based connection will allow Liquid Telecom to afford their users a significantly reduced latency compared to subsea cables

Under the MoU, Liquid Telecom will link its network from Sudan into Telecom Egypt’s network via a new cross border interconnection – bringing together a 60,000km network that runs from Cape Town, through all the Southern, Central, and Eastern African countries, and has now reached the border between Sudan and Egypt. The Cape to Cairo network – often referred to as “the One Africa” broadband network – has been in the making for over ten years and serves some of the largest global companies with some of the fastest network speeds on the continent.
Among many of the significant announcements made during the conference was that of Liquid Telecom SA made by their CEO, Reshaad Sha, that they were going live with their Cape to Cairo network. The Cape to Cairo line is a terrestrial fibre network that connects 13 countries and 660 towns along the length of the continent. The first of its kind, it is the result of a number of partnerships made between African telecoms groups, such as Telecom Egypt and Sudatel. The network makes use of existing infrastructure as well as newly laid fibre

 

Durban recently played host to the ITU Telecom World 2018conference, one of the largest events of its kind on the African continent and hosted by the Department of Telecommunications and Post of the Republic of South Africa.

Among many of the significant announcements made during the conference was that of Liquid Telecom SA made by their CEO, Reshaad Sha, that they were going live with their Cape to Cairo network.

The Cape to Cairo line is a terrestrial fibre network that connects 13 countries and 660 towns along the length of the continent. The first of its kind, it is the result of a number of partnerships made between African telecoms groups, such as Telecom Egypt and Sudatel. The network makes use of existing infrastructure as well as newly laid fibre.

“Each country that has been connected to the One Africa network has experienced a dramatic increase in data traffic between the other nations connected to it,” says Sha, adding that the announcement was made at an opportune time because African Union members recently agreed to continent-wide free-trade, having the potential to create a market of 1.2 billion people and a combined GDP of $3.4 trillion

 

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