- Liquid Intelligent Technologies has launched operations in Nigeria.
- The company says it will now bring its cybersecurity, cloud and connectivity services to customers in the West African country.
- It seems Liquid will be working with the Nigerian Federal Government in some capacity to accelerate the country’s digital transformation through new infrastructure.
Very few tech companies on the continent have been on a tear like Liquid Intelligent Technologies (Liquid).
This month alone, the company opened a second Cyber Security Fusion Center in Nairobi Kenya and signed a partnership with Nokia to sell the Finnish telecommunication company’s cloud solutions.
Today, the pan-African group and arm of the larger Cassava Technologies announced that it has officially launched its operations in Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy and arguably its biggest technology hub. Liquid has not revealed where it will be based in the country, but the smart money is in Lagos, the country’s technology centre.
Liquid is looking to offer its new Nigerian customers high-speed connectivity, cloud and cyber security services. The company says its entry into Nigeria will give “new impetus to the country and region’s digital transformation journey.”
Nigeria is among the continent’s most industrialized nations. It also manages one of Africa’s highest gross domestic products (GPD) which according to the World Bank sat at around $440.8 billion in 2021. Compared to South Africa’s $414.9 billion GDP the same year.
“The acceleration of digital transformation and the rising demand for cloud services has made Nigeria ripe for investment for Liquid Intelligent Technologies,” the company says in a press release sent to us.
“West Africa boasts the largest connectivity on the continent, connecting Nigeria locally and internationally. Liquid’s Intelligent Technology brings de-facto means of backhauling traffic within middle-mile networks, allowing the effective deployment of broadband networks in Nigeria and the rest of the region,” according to Wole Abu, CEO of Liquid Intelligent Technologies Nigeria.
The South Africa-founded business manages partnerships with international tech giants like Microsoft, Meta, AWS, and Oracle, and has operations in Botswana, DRC, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar and Zimbabwe, among others.
In addition, the company’s pan-African footprint positions it to utilize its infrastructure to accelerate the availability of new intelligent technologies, including the high computing power of the cloud, artificial intelligence and cyber security services to customers.
“In the last two years, we have seen Nigeria benefit exponentially as businesses transformed digitally. The need now is to elevate local businesses with increased access to digital solutions that will level the playing field compared to their European and US counterparts,” Abu adds.
“In addition, the expertise we have garnered in the last two decades of partnering with businesses in other African countries will play a crucial role as we provide companies with the necessary tools to enable further growth.”
Liquid has included few practical details about how exactly it will be handling the launch in the country, or what products it will be offering and when. However, it does seem that it will be working alongside the Nigerian Federal Government in some capacity to facilitate operations.
“Expanding our operations [to Nigeria] reiterates our interest in working with the government to achieve the objectives of Nigeria’s National Broadband Plan (2021 – 2025) and to transform Nigeria into a leading digital economy, a vision enshrined in the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy,” said Hardy Pemhiwa, Group President & CEO of Cassava Technologies.
“Through our expertise, we will work towards ensuring that businesses and individuals can add to the growing digital economy setting Nigeria on its path to transform into a tech powerhouse in Africa.”
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