China Telecom Global, Liquid Telecom partner to further development between Africa and Asia

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(from left to right) Nic Rudnick, Group CEO of Liquid Telecom, Willem Marais, Group Chief Business Development Officer of Liquid Telecom, Changhai Liu, Managing Director of China Telecom (Africa and Middle East) Limited & Donald Tan, EVP of China Telecom Global

China Telecom Global (CTG), signed a partnership with Liquid Telecom to provide Africa and Asia with industry-leading network solutions and services.

 

The collaboration between the China Telecom Corporation Limited subsidiary and Liquid Telecom will further development by serving their respective enterprise and wholesale customers with extended network coverage across some of the fastest growing economies in the two regions.

 

Commenting on the agreement, Changhai Liu, Managing Director of China Telecom (Africa and Middle East) Limited, said: “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. This collaboration will enable both CTG and Liquid Telecom to explore untapped business potential for further development. Under this partnership, we are well positioned to enhance the connectivity and network infrastructure in both regions.”

 

China Telecom Global has already established a Point-of-Presence (PoP) at Liquid Telecom’s East Africa Data Centre in Nairobi, and will establish further PoPs at its data centre facilities in Johannesburg and Cape Town. CTG and Liquid Telecom will also continue to explore joint service opportunities under the partnership.

 

“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,” said Willem Marais, Group Chief Business Development Officer, Liquid Telecom.

 

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