Airtel Signs pan-African Deal with Liquid Telecom for Fibre Connectivity to Towers

Airtel Signs pan-African Deal with Liquid Telecom for Fibre Connectivity to Towers Image Credit: Liquid Telecom

Bharti Airtel has signed an agreement with Liquid Telecom to tap its terrestrial fibre network to connect its mobile base stations and enterprises in Africa. The deal will allow Airtel to leverage Liquid Telecom’s existing 20,000km-long fibre network across East, Central and Southern Africa, as well as to enjoy new purpose-built fibre infrastructure. It will enable the Operator to provide faster Internet access speeds on its 3G and 4G networks. 

Airtel has African operations in Burkina Faso, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Madagascar, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

Nic Rudnick, Group CEO of Liquid Telecom
MNOs, and in particular Airtel, have managed to attract a large number of customers on their 3G and 4G networks and now need to strengthen their backhaul to deliver a super-fast Internet access service. 

Airtel Africa CEO Christian de Faria
Airtel has invested significantly in mobile broadband technology across its African footprint and this agreement will deliver end-to-end fibre connectivity to our 3G and 4G base stations.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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