[South Africa] Liquid Telecom wins AfricaCom award for Best Network Improvement
Liquid Telecom collected the Best Network Improvement award at the annual AfricaCom Awards last week, in recognition of the recent completion of its Cape to Cairo network.
The network is the first country-based communication link between Cape Town in South Africa and Cairo in Egypt, and has already won a number of other awards this year. Some years in the making, 13 African nations through over 60,000km or national and cross border fiber networks, including FTTH, metro and rural networks.
This award brings together a successful week for Liquid Telecom at AfricaCom 2018, where the company also announced that it was expanding the availability of Microsoft Azure across the region.
"The Cape to Cairo network is a major milestone for Liquid Telecom and we're delighted that it has won recognition 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 AfricaCom awards recognizes the achievements of the best companies, solutions, products and people. Other winners last night included Econet Wireless which picked up the Fintech Innovation Award and Kwesé iflix for Best Innovation in Digital Entertainment.