Leading Pan-African telecoms group, Liquid Telecom scooped the Best Network Improvement award at the annual AfricaCom Awards held in Cape Town, South Africa last week.
Liquid Telecom was honored for establishing the Cape to Cairo network, which is Africa’s first direct land-based communication link between Cape Town in South Africa and Cairo in Egypt.
Termed the “One Africa” broadband network, the link connects 13 African nations through over 60,000km of national and cross border fibre networks, including Fibre To Tthe Home, metro and rural networks.
“The Cape to Cairo network is a major milestone for Liquid Telecom and we’re delighted that it has been recognized at this year’s AfricaCom Awards. AfricaCom is one of our biggest events of the year, and 2018 has been our most successful yet,” said Ahmad Mokhles, Group COO at Liquid Telecom.
The award signed off a successful week for Liquid Telecom at AfricaCom 2018, where the company also announced that it was extending the availability of Microsoft Azure across the region.
The AfricaCom Awards recognize the achievements of the best companies, solutions, products and people improving connectivity and driving Africa through the fourth industrial revolution. Other winners at the same ceremony included Econet Wireless which picked up the Fintech Innovation Award and Kwesé iflix for Best Innovation in Digital Entertainment.