Liquid Dataport, a enterprise of Cassava Applied sciences, a pan-African know-how group, has launched the primary terrestrial fibre connecting Mombasa to Johannesburg.
This new route, together with a breakthrough and distinctive fibre hyperlink throughout DRC between Goma and Kananga, offers a number of landlocked international locations with additional redundancy, resilience, connectivity to quite a few knowledge centres and cloud sources, and, most importantly, an alternate possibility within the occasion of a subsea cable outage between Kenya and South Africa.
“Cassava Applied sciences is dedicated to creating digital inclusion a actuality on the African continent. This milestone achieved by Liquid Dataport reiterates our dedication to a digitally linked future that leaves no African behind via our steady investments in direction of enhancing and increasing our digital infrastructure. This route won’t solely convey elevated entry to high-speed connectivity, however will even enhance lives and permit companies to create and maintain thousands and thousands of jobs,” says Hardy Pemhiwa, President and Group CEO of Cassava Applied sciences.
The exponential demand for connectivity straight outcomes from the rising adoption of digital applied sciences by enterprises throughout the continent. Consequently, there’s an pressing want for service suppliers and worldwide carriers like Liquid Dataport to cater to this rising demand seamlessly. This route that may join South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and the DRC is one more testomony to Liquid Dataport’s dedication to enhancing entry to digital providers for everybody in Africa dramatically.
Commenting on the launch of this new route, David Eurin, CEO of Liquid Dataport, mentioned, “That is the primary terrestrial-only cable connecting Mombasa to Johannesburg through DRC. It’s the results of our important fibre infrastructure investments in a number of international locations, together with Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, DRC, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. With this new route, we’re capable of present our current and future prospects entry to an clever community with elevated resilience and low latency. It not solely offers redundancy however was designed to supply further capability to the landlocked international locations on the route with direct entry to cloud sources on the African continent and past”.
This route affords hyperscalers, enterprises and wholesale carriers direct connectivity to knowledge centres in Johannesburg and Nairobi. Investments on the Equiano sea cable and important capability on the PEACE and 2Africa undersea fibre cables along with its intensive terrestrial cross-border fibre brodband community ensures that Liquid’s prospects profit from low-cost worldwide capability touchdown on each the Kenyan and South African shores wherever they want it on the Continent.