China Telecom Global (CTG) have struck a deal with data and voice IP provider Liquid Telecom in a bid to improve network connectivity for organizations in Asia and Africa. As per the terms of this partnership deal, CTG and Liquid Telecom will expand network coverage for organizations in both regions to allow business expansion.
According to CTG, Africa is a promising market with businesses growing aware of the need for data center services. In order to respond to this demand, CTG say that they have already established a POP (Point-of-Presence) at Liquid Telecom’s Nairobi data center in Kenya.
CTG say that they will be leveraging Liquid Telecom’s large and independent fiber network that runs from the north of Uganda to Cape Town, spanning more than 50,000km. They also claim that this deal will particularly boost the relations between enterprise and wholesale customers of both the entities.
Speaking about the potential in the African market, Changhai Liu, Managing Director of China Telecom for Africa and the Middle East, commented:
With more than 50 countries in the region, Africa is nonetheless the booming new market with the highest development rate just after Asia, and a very important market for CTG.
Under this partnership, we are well positioned to enhance the connectivity and network infrastructure in both regions.
Delighted with the partnership deal, Willem Marais, Group Chief Business Development Officer, Liquid Telecom said:
This partnership with China Telecom Global reflects the strong global demand for world-class network services across Africa.
Our combined service and network capabilities will be of great value to multinationals operating in some of the fastest growing economies across Africa and Asia-Pacific.