Liquid Telecom Establishes Second Satellite Hub at Teraco Data Center in South Africa
[Via Satellite 03-15-2016] Liquid Telecom has invested $3.5 million in a new satellite hub at the Teraco Data Center in South Africa to respond to increasing demand for broadband connectivity from across Africa.
The new hub will enable the company to offer customers a satellite service with speeds of up to 50 Mbps. By placing the hub at Teraco’s vendor-neutral Earth station, Liquid Telecom can route African data locally, which reduces latency and increases Internet reliability. The company keeps 97 percent of its satellite traffic within Africa, with traffic outside the continent routed via its hub in London. Liquid Telecom’s satellite network complements its pan-African fiber network.
Liquid Telecom will also be one of the first to use the Newtec Dialog multiservice platform in Africa. The new platform includes technologies that will enable Liquid Telecom to provide enterprises across Africa with a dedicated bandwidth service.