Liquid Telecom unaffected by submarine cables outages

US$700 million ACE submarine cable goes live in SA

Following the recent outages of the SEA-ME-WE 5 and EIG submarine cables, pan-African telecommunications group Liquid Telecom has announced that its services have not been interrupted during the period.

In a statement, the company said it operates an intelligent subsea cable system that automatically reroutes network traffic during such outages which ensures service reliability.

Commenting on the outage, David Eurin, Liquid Sea CEO said, “With over 57,700 km of submarine cable fibre linking Africa to Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Liquid Telecom’s subsea network is extensive and offers low latency to global destinations. The recent outage on SEA-ME-WE 5 demonstrates the reliability of our network, as none of our customers were affected.”

During this ongoing SEA-ME-WE 5 sea cable outage, Liquid Telecom customers remain unaffected due to the additional capacity across alternate routes, either on parallel routes or alternative paths.

Subsea cables are integral to high-speed data exchanges between continents, making them vital to our connectivity offering to our customers.

Liquid Telecom has established Liquid Sea as its dedicated international wholesale division to support its global customers to access international connectivity from and into Africa. Liquid Sea can leverage its investment in six submarine cables around the Continent, as well as more than 73,000km of fibre connecting tens of thousands of business premises in 13 countries.

The company’s recent investment in Equiano on the West coast positions Liquid Sea as the leading international connectivity provider in Africa, with up to 15 Terabit/s of capacity between South Africa, Nigeria and Europe.