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March 4th, 2014

Liquid Telecom—Keeping African Data In Africa (Satellite Hub)

[SatNews] Liquid Telecom has built a satellite hub at Teraco’s vendor-neutral Earth station in South Africa, enabling the company to route African traffic in Africa, rather than backhauling traffic via Europe as many operators need to do.

The move is part of a multi-million dollar investment in its satellite business and, by keeping African data in Africa, Liquid Telecom has reduced latency and increased connectivity speeds for its customers. Liquid said the expansion of its pan-African satellite business complements the its fibre network, enabling it to provide high-speed, cost-effective broadband services to more remote areas where it is neither commercially viable nor practical to lay fibre.

“Our fibre and satellite networks complement each other and enable us to meet the ever-increasing demand for connectivity from across Africa. Teraco is the most connected point in southern Africa and our investment in the earth station and the expansion of our satellite capabilities reflects our commitment to building Africa’s digital future,” said Nic Rudnick, chief executive officer (CEO) of Liquid Telecom.

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