Provider of independent voice, data and IP services, Liquid Telecom, and mobile network operator, MTN, have partnered to enable access to each other’s fixed and wireless networks across Africa.
Businesstech reports that, the Liquid Telecom and MTN’s partnership, touted to be the largest fixed and wireless footprint across Africa, will span across wholesale high speed broadband, carrier-to-carrier, enterprise and fixed data services.
Essentially, the two companies will now be able to take advantage of the infrastructures in African countries where one party may not have had presence.
“We have a well-deserved reputation in East, Central and Southern Africa, for providing quality broadband to businesses,” said Nic Rudnick, CEO of The Liquid Telecom Group. “We are laying 100km of new fibre every week but have decided to partner for the time being in West Africa so that we can immediately meet demand from businesses there.”
This development will now enable Liquid Telecom stake a claim in several African countries including Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Nigeria, while MTN will expand into Burundi, DRC, Tanzania and Zimbabwe based off the partnership.