Liquid Dataport, Angola Telecom pair for Luanda-Johannesburg fiber route

June 12, 2023
The fiber network runs through Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and South Africa along the way.

Liquid Dataport, a business of Liquid Intelligent Technologies, and Angola Telecom have announced a new fiber network route between Luanda, Angola, and Johannesburg, South Africa. The fiber network runs through Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and South Africa along the way.

While the route is primarily expected to appeal to wholesale customers, Liquid Dataport and Angola Telecom will partner to offer large enterprises and SMEs access to high-speed connectivity, including direct connectivity to data centers in Johannesburg.

“There is a conscious drive towards making the internet more popular, as currently, the internet penetration in Angola is only 5 million people,” commented Adilson Dos Santos, CEO of Angola Telecom. “Angola Telecom and Liquid Dataport have been able to work seamlessly for over two years with each other as we are working towards a common goal. Through our National Rural Telecommunication Plan, we want to ensure that connectivity is available to citizens in the remotest parts of the country. We are excited to see the fruits of this partnership lead to increased contribution of the ICT sector to national GDP.”

“Our continuous investment into our ‘One Africa Digital Network’ provides customers with access to major data centers in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, and now Angola, ensuring that African data never has to leave our shores,” added David Eurin, CEO of Liquid Dataport. “Our unwavering dedication to expanding the horizons of connectivity in Africa will empower businesses to unlock unprecedented opportunities for growth, collaborate on a global scale, and harness the immense potential of digital technologies.”

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Stephen Hardy | Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

He has written numerous articles in all aspects of optical communications and fiber-optic networks, including fiber to the home (FTTH), PON, optical components, DWDM, fiber cables, packet optical transport, optical transceivers, lasers, fiber optic testing, and more.

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