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Orange partners with Liquid for African network expansion

Orange will have access to Liquid’s pan-African network and the two firms will offer end to end high speed connectivity and services across their networks, with customers in over 20 African countries to benefit

ORANGE and Liquid Intelligent Technologies will partner to expand network reach in Africa.

The partnership will offer Liquid access to Orange’s international network in West Africa, including the Djoliba network.

Orange will have access to Liquid’s pan-African network and the two firms will offer end to end high speed connectivity and services across their networks, with customers in over 20 African countries to benefit.

‘I am very happy to announce this important partnership with Liquid Intelligent Technologies which will enable Orange to expand its broad portfolio of convergent solutions across Africa,’ said Emmanuel Rochas, CEO of Orange International Carriers

‘It further demonstrates Orange’s commitment across Africa to deliver highly reliable connectivity to its customers. Furthermore, this partnership also clearly illustrates Orange’s unique expertise in cybersecurity and our crucial role in building a safer digital society.’

Orange already has a presence in several African countries including Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana and Liberia.

Djoliba is the first network to offer complete security in West Africa with more than 10,000km of terrestrial fibre optic network, coupled with 10,000km of undersea cables, superfast broadband provision (up to 100 Gbit/s) and a 99.99 percent availability rate.

The network will cover 16 points of presence with a grid of almost 155 technical sites and will offer connectivity to Europe, Asia and America. It is based on Orange’s Tier 1 network and the company says it will provide a ‘seamless’ connection to its international networks.

‘We are excited about embarking on this partnership with Orange, becoming a major customer on Djoliba as we continue to grow our existing relationship,’ said David Eurin, Liquid Intelligent Technologies international wholesale CEO (Liquid Sea).

‘Partnering with a provider like Orange strengthens this offering. Our customers are the real winners in this partnership.

‘Not only do they get access to the networks, but also the benefit of working with two carriers with proven track records of building African business and digital technology,” said David Eurin, Liquid Intelligent Technologies international wholesale CEO (Liquid Sea).

 

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Saf Malik/Capacity Media

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