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Liquid Telecom has launched the “largest and most sophisticated data centre in East Africa”, offering secure space for dedicated hosting, interconnect services, network providers and enterprises in Africa.
The centre is connected to the backbone and metro fibre of multiple carriers which include local carriers and international players such as Tata, Level3 and SEACOM, with companies using the data centre able to choose from any of these providers for connectivity.
Dan Kwach, general manager at East Africa Data Centre, said: “Quality data centres are an important element in the creation of an independent African telecoms infrastructure.
“Our significant investment in this data centre has been driven by demand from across Africa. By keeping African data in Africa we continue to help build Africa’s digital future.”
Liquid Telecom said the service is the only one of its kind in East and Central Africa, designed to meet International Data Centre Standards TIA-942, with 99.982 per cent guaranteed availability.
HumanIPO reported yesterday Liquid Telecom Group had entered a partnership with Tanzania Telecommunications Company (TTCL), allowing traffic to be passed onto the latter’s fibre network when it terminates in the East African country.
The new developments come just a week after completing the full integration of Kenya Data Networks (KDN) and relaunching it as Liquid Telecom Kenya.