13 June 2022
Pan-African internet services provider Liquid Intelligent Technologies (LIT), formerly Liquid Telecom, has entered into an agreement with PEACE Cable Company to introduce 800 gigabytes of additional subsea capacity in Mombasa.
The former will use its 100,000 kilometres of terrestrial fibre to improve the availability and quality of high-speed Internet connectivity across Africa.
“While acting as a new global internet route between Asia, Europe, and the USA, the additional capacity will help increase the proliferation of faster and more affordable internet, cloud, and cyber security services to the African people and businesses,” LIT said in a statement.
This additional capacity means there will be an improved offering for redundancy and low latency (102 ms between Mombasa and Marseille, France).
“We are delighted to provide new subsea capacity between Mombasa, Karachi, and Marseille, with extensions planned towards Singapore and Asia,” said David Eurin, chief executive, Liquid Dataport (a division of LIT). “This creates a cost-effective, low-latency, and diverse route that our customers can leverage to serve their business-critical connectivity needs. The submarine cable will be ready in 2022.”
The partnership comes some two months after Kenya was connected to PEACE, its sixth submarine fibre cable system. Furthermore, the introduction of additional capacity on the new cable is part of LIT’s strategic moves to capture the African and global broadband connectivity market.