Liquid Telecom partners with Internet Solutions to develop an ultra-fast connected business world to drive digital transformation.
Liquid Telecom South Africa, part of the leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, has partnered with Internet Solutions, to provide them with wholesale 5G connectivity targeted at delivering enterprise services to their existing and potential new customer base. 5G connectivity provides operators and internet service providers with faster speeds, lower latency and greater capacity, ultimately enabling businesses to deliver richer experiences to their customers.
According to Reshaad Sha, CEO of Liquid Telecom South Africa: “Local businesses are adopting technologies like SD-WAN, IoT, and cloud computing, however, these technologies need network connectivity that provides high quality, increased capacity, and greater reliability to ensure optimum performance. Providing Internet Solutions with 5G wholesale services as an alternative to fibre connectivity, Liquid Telecom South Africa is highlighting how we are delivering on our commitment to the market to continue being the Best Business Network in South Africa”.
Managing Executive for Internet Solutions, Dr Setumo Mohapi says: “Internet Solutions has evolved its networking model to provide a high-performance Hybrid Network that aggregates multiple WAN transport services. This enables clients to fully utilise all available bandwidth for high availability and total application performance. The innovation, flexibility and range of 5G use cases that this offers for different industries such as agriculture, retail, manufacturing, logistics, etc. is boundless.”
“5G is a core component of our Hybrid Network and we are extremely excited about the extended capability this partnership with Liquid enables us to offer our clients,” concludes Mohapi.
Liquid Telecom is the first to launch a 5G wholesale network services that will accelerate us building Africa’s digital future and the acceleration of the digital revolution in South Africa.
About Liquid Telecom
Liquid Telecom is a leading communications solutions provider across 13 countries primarily in Eastern, Southern and South Africa that serves mobile operators, carriers, enterprise, media and content companies and retail customers with high-speed, reliable connectivity, hosting and co-location and digital services. It has built Africa’s largest independent fibre network, approaching 70,000km, and operates state-of-the-art data centres in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Nairobi, with a combined potential 19,000 square metres of rack space and 78 MW of power. This is in addition to offering leading cloud-based services, such as Microsoft Office365 and Microsoft Azure across our fibre footprint. Through this combined offering Liquid Telecom is enhancing customers’ experience on their digital journey. In October 2019, Liquid Telecom was recognised as ‘The Best African Wholesale Carrier’ for the 8th consecutive year at the Global Carrier Awards. www.liquidtelecom.com.
About Internet Solutions
Internet Solutions (IS), a communications provider for public and private sector organisations has been providing innovative end-to-end solutions and related services for over 25 years. At the forefront of Internet Protocol-based technologies, IS builds solutions and services tailored to the increasingly complex demands of organisations across the enterprise, public sector, global carrier and growing small-to-medium business sectors.
As a wholly owned subsidiary of the Dimension Data Group and part of NTT, IS leverages its infrastructure and global footprint to support organisations with the rapid deployment of emerging technologies.
Headquartered in South Africa, IS has operating offices in Mozambique, Uganda, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria, as well as sales offices in the UK, Singapore and USA. IS has 82 Points of Presence (PoPs) in 19 African countries and four international PoPs in London, Germany, Hong Kong and Singapore. The company has over 10 000 sqm of data centre space across Africa and is the largest provider of alternate last mile services in South Africa. More information at www.is.co.za
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