The Liquid Telecom has completed the East Africa Fibre Ring which has increased the internet reliability in the region.
This is the first regional fibre ring to connect Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and back to Kenya.
This fully redundant fibre ring will ensure that businesses across the East African community now receive continuity of Internet connectivity and a much more reliable service.
In the event of a fibre cut, internet traffic is now automatically and instantly re-routed around the ring, giving consistently high speeds and continuous uptime, enabling online trade within the East African community and globally.
The new East Africa Fibre Ring ensures more reliability and security of data connectivity, internet and business services than has ever been available, with Liquid Telecom showing measurable service improvements and superior SLA’s to businesses.
According to Nic Rudnick, CEO of the Liquid Telecom Group, said this fibre ring a historic service improvement for the people and businesses of east Africa, especially those in Rwanda, DRC, Burundi and Uganda, who will not have experienced such reliable internet previously.
“Customers will immediately start to feel the benefits from our $20million investment in the region. The completion of the East Africa Fibre ring takes us another step towards building Africa’s digital future and giving better value for everyone using our network”.
The new fibre ring forms part of Liquid Telecom’s Pan African fibre network, the largest single fibre network on the continent, spanning more than 17,000km across country borders and connecting areas where no fixed network has existed before.