Leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, has for the sixth consecutive year, been named as Best African Wholesale Carrier at the annual Global Carrier Awards.
Liquid Telecom has been recognised for its outstanding achievements in the African wholesale telecoms sector, which it serves through the largest independent pan-African fibre network.
Held in London on Wednesday, the Global Carrier Awards celebrate excellence and innovation within wholesale telecoms, recognising the leading companies, projects and partnerships in today’s dynamic market.
The award marks a busy and successful year for Liquid Telecom, which has continued to invest in new services while at the same time expanding its fibre network footprint that now stretches over 50,000km and connects more African countries on a single network than any other.
“To be recognised as Best African Wholesale Carrier six years in a row is an amazing achievement and I would like to thank everyone at Liquid Telecom who contributed to this success. We will continue to further invest in our network and services, providing more people and businesses with access to fast and reliable connectivity in Africa,” said Nic Rudnick, Group CEO at Liquid Telecom.
One of the company’s 2017 highlights include new investment in networks and services in South Africa, following the ZAR 6.55 billion acquisition of South African communications network operator Neotel, among others.
Liquid Telecom is a leading communications services and solutions provider across 13 countries in Eastern, central and Southern Africa that serves carrier, enterprise and retail customers with high-speed, reliable connectivity and digital services.
It has built Africa’s largest independent fibre network, spanning over 50,000km, and operates state-of-the-art data centres in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Nairobi, with a combined 6,800 square metres of rack space.