Kenya: Liquid Telecom and Nokia provide fast internet speed in Kenya

Nairobi – Internet service provider Liquid Telcom will partner with Nokia to bring high-speed Internet connectivity to Kenyans, driving innovation.

Under the terms of the agreement, Nokia will deploy its terrestrial fiber optic connection between Mombasa, Kenya, and Johannesburg, South Africa.

This comes as Liquid prepares to launch a new terrestrial data superhighway that will offer 12 terabit capacity to network operators and service providers in South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The 16,576km South Africa-Kenya route was developed to meet the demand of Liquid’s hyperscale customers.

Cassava Technologies Group President and CEO Hardy Pemhiwa said the company is committed to enabling a digitally connected future for every company and individual in Africa.

“We are proud to be working with Nokia as we roll out our high-speed fiber optic backbone on the continent. This investment demonstrates once again our commitment to Africa’s comprehensive digital transformation,” said Pemhiwa.

For his part, Rajiv Aggarwal, Head of Central East and West Africa (CEWA) Market Unit at Nokia, said that Nokia Liquid’s technology and expertise will help deliver best-in-class digital infrastructure to Africa’s businesses and enhance the digital infrastructure of the to strengthen the continent.

“We are excited that our technology and expertise will help Liquid Intelligent Technologies deliver best-in-class digital infrastructure to Africa’s businesses,” said Aggarwal.

“Our new terrestrial fiber optic corridor is the first of its kind in Africa in terms of distance and capacity,” said Shahzad Manzoor Khan, Liquid Group’s Chief Technology Officer.

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