China Telecom and Liquid Telecom in “historic” deal

09 May 2018

In what’s been hailed as a “landmark partnership”, China Telecom Global (CTG) and Liquid Telecom will work together to provide Africa and Asia with what they say are “industry-leading” network solutions and services.

The companies said their “historic” strategic agreement will enable them to serve their respective enterprise and wholesale customers with extended network coverage across some of the fastest-growing economies in the two regions.

CTG has already established a PoP at Liquid’s East Africa Data Centre (EADC) in Nairobi. In a separate announcement made earlier in April, Liquid said it had opened a new floor at the centre to provide an additional 500m2 of rack space.

The EADC now offers a total of 2,000m2 of secured space over four floors, and is interconnected with Africa Data Centres’ other carrier-neutral facilities in South Africa and Zimbabwe.

CTG plans to establish further PoPs at the company’s facilities in Johannesburg and Cape Town. 

Changhai Liu, MD of China Telecom (MEA), says Africa is very important to his company and describes it as the “booming new market” with the highest development rate after Asia.

He said: “This collaboration will enable both CTG and Liquid Telecom to better serve our customers and explore untapped business potential for further development.”