Liquid Telecom Says Its Services Unaffected By SEA-ME-WE 5 Outage

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Liquid Telecom, a pan-African telecommunications group, ensured continuity of service to its customers during the recent outages of the SEA-ME-WE 5 and EIG submarine cables.

The company operates an intelligent subsea cable system that automatically reroutes network traffic during such outages, thus ensuring service reliability on our resilient architecture. This differentiates Liquid Telecom from other wholesalers that do not have access to similar infrastructure.

“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. Keeping our customers connected is and has always been our number one priority. The recent outage on SEA-ME-WE 5 demonstrates the reliability of our network, as none of our customers were affected,” said David Eurin, Liquid Sea CEO.

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.

Its 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.

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