Liquid Intelligent Technologies and Orange collaborate to expand network coverage across Africa and build a safer digital society-African Business

2021-11-26 07:16:40 By : Mr. Bob Tsai

Liquid Intelligent Technologies (www.Liquid.Tech) and Orange today announced a new partnership to take advantage of each other's existing network in Africa, giving them more opportunities and opportunities to conduct business across the continent.

This partnership will allow Liquid to access Orange's extensive network in West Africa, including the new Djoliba network. Likewise, it will enable Orange to access Liquid's Pan-African network. Therefore, these two organizations will provide end-to-end high-speed connections and services in their networks, providing existing and new customers in more than 20 African countries with more opportunities and opportunities to build their businesses.

"We are very pleased to establish this partnership with Orange, and as we continue to develop our existing relationship, we will become Djoliba's major customers. We have been committed to providing digital services for a long time so that our customers can develop their business and A larger African economy. Cooperation with suppliers like Orange has strengthened this service. Our customers are the real winners of this cooperation. Not only can they access the Internet, they can also gain access to the two companies in establishing business and digital technology in Africa. In terms of the benefits of a well-documented operator cooperation," said David Eurin of Liquid Intelligent Technologies International Wholesale CEO (Liquid Sea).

Orange is a global telecommunications operator that provides extensive subsea, terrestrial and satellite connections, with 450,000 kilometers of submarine cables, 45,000 kilometers of fiber across Europe, the United States, Africa and Asia, and more than 450 access points. In West Africa, Orange has substantial operations in many countries including Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guinea and Liberia. Djoliba is the first unified ultra-high-speed broadband network in the region, providing seamless connection and better availability due to network redundancy, security and excellent service quality. It is operated and maintained in Dakar, Senegal to improve efficiency, response speed and distance, and has a dedicated monitoring center. Djoliba is also the first in West Africa to provide a fully secure network, with more than 10,000 kilometers of terrestrial fiber optic network, as well as 10,000 kilometers of submarine cables, ultra-high-speed broadband supply (up to 100 Gbit/s) and 99.99% availability. The network covers 16 points of presence, is composed of nearly 155 technical sites, and provides connections to Europe, America, and Asia. It is based on Orange's Tier 1 network and therefore provides a seamless connection to the group's international network.

"I am very pleased to announce this important partnership with Liquid Intelligent Technologies, which will enable Orange to expand its broad portfolio of converged solutions throughout Africa. It further demonstrates that Orange provides highly reliable connections to its customers throughout Africa In addition, this partnership clearly illustrates Orange’s unique expertise in cybersecurity and our key role in building a safer digital society,” said Emmanuel Rochas, CEO of Orange International Carriers.

Liquid's "One Africa" ​​network has 100,000 kilometers of fiber optic backbone network, covering most of sub-Saharan Africa. The network development plan includes extending the organization's influence to North African countries such as Morocco, Libya, Tunisia and Algeria. "We can already visit Egypt and Morocco, but now we want to close the loop to ensure that the entire continent has access to high-speed fiber optic connections," Eurin said. "Our cooperation with suppliers like Orange strengthens our products and supports our business needs in the evolving continent. We believe this partnership is a real game changer in Africa."

Rochas commented: “The cybersecurity threat landscape has grown substantially in the past year, and this is true globally, and the African continent is no exception.” In addition to providing extensive and reliable connections, Liquid customers will also benefit from the benefits from Orange The most advanced network security solution, because the two organizations work together to manage risk to build a safer digital society.

This partnership is another important milestone for Liquid as it continues to fulfill its mission of becoming Africa's premier digital service provider. For more than 20 years, Orange's network has been the backbone of its success in the region. This partnership will help strengthen its ability to provide digital services and contribute to the development of the entire African continent.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Liquid Intelligent Technologies.

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About Liquid Intelligent Technologies: Liquid Intelligent Technologies is a pan-African technology group with operations in more than 20 countries, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa. With an extensive network covering more than 100,000 kilometers, Liquid has firmly established itself as a leading supplier of pan-African digital infrastructure. Liquid Intelligent Technologies is redefining network, cloud and network security products by establishing strategic partnerships with leading global players on the African continent, innovative business applications, intelligent cloud services and world-class security. Liquid Intelligent Technologies is now a comprehensive one-stop technology group that provides customized digital solutions for public and private sector companies on the African continent through multiple business units such as Liquid Networks, Liquid Cloud and network security, as well as African data centers.

About Orange: Orange is one of the world's leading telecommunications operators, with a turnover of 42.3 billion euros in 2020 and 139,000 employees as of June 30, 2021, of which 80,000 are in France. As of June 30, 2021, the total number of customers of the Group was 263 million customers, including 218 million mobile customers and 22 million fixed broadband customers. The group has offices in 26 countries. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and telecommunications services to multinational companies under the Orange Business Services brand. In December 2019, the Group proposed a new “Engage 2025” strategic plan, which is guided by social and environmental responsibilities and aims to reshape its operator model. While accelerating the growth field and placing data and artificial intelligence at the core of its innovation model, the group will become an attractive and responsible employer, adapting to emerging careers.

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