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10,000km under the sea for Liquid Telecom as it starts 2 year submarine cable project

The project is being run by Liquid Sea, a wholly owned subsidiary of Liquid Telecom and it will involve the building of 10,000km of submarine cable from South Africa to the Middle East. This line will be connected to Liquid Telecom’s exisisting terrestrial fibre network which extends to over 18,000km across the continent.

Minister says Econet buying expensive bandwidth from Liquid Telecom Group (Update)

Liquid Telecom Mauritius is the holding company for Liquid Telecom Group. So, according to what the Minister has pointed out, Econet Wireless, which acquires its bandwidth from Liquid Telecom Zimbabwe, is essentially paying a significant premium on bandwidth to a sister company instead of acquiring it from cheaper alternative suppliers.

TelOne responds on extent of internet disruption from EASSy cable break

Earlier this week we reported that the TelOne had been affected by the EASSy cable breakage between Djibouti and Port Sudan almost 3 weeks ago. We sent TelOne some questions on the extent of disruption that the EASSy issue has caused them. We also asked them if some recent ADSL issues were related to the EASSy cable break.