Liquid Telecom set for global expansion with Zayo deal

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Pan-African telecoms company Liquid Telecom, has entered a partnership with Zayo Group, a provider of communications infrastructure to expand global network coverage for both firms.

According to a press release, both companies will leverage existing networks for many of their customers who have operations in North America and Europe in addition to their African operations.

Nic Rudnick, Liquid Telecom’s Group Chief Executive Officer said, “We have long been committed to building Africa’s digital future, and know that for African companies to be competitive, they have to be a part of the global digital economy. This strategic partnership will assist many of our African customers who are looking to extend into operations beyond Africa, as well as those customers who already have operations in Europe and the U.S.”

The collaboration will see both companies utilising each other’s network reach and will also allow Zayo’s customers to tap into the extensive and reliable connectivity that Liquid Telecom has built across the African continent through Zayo’s self-service platform, Tranzact.

“This partnership demonstrates Zayo’s commitment to expanding our footprint, and our ability to deliver bandwidth wherever and whenever customers require it,” said Jesper Aagaard, Managing Director of Europe at Zayo Group. “We are excited to bring Zayo’s Global Reach to Africa, enabling access into key locations in North America and Europe.

As Africa continues to establish itself as an increasingly important market in the global ecosystem, this partnership allows Zayo the opportunity to tap into Liquid Telecom’s expansive network to key locations around the continent and bring seamless connectivity to Zayo’s customers across the globe.

“Our customers are at the very core of our operations, and this partnership will be the first of many as we continue in our endeavours to become a world-class digital services provider in Africa and beyond,” concluded Rudnick.