Liquid Telecom partners with pan-African Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute

liquid telecom communications africaLiquid Telecom and Huawei signing ceremony. (Photo: Liquid Telecom)Liquid Telecom has announced it will become a Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute partner with pan-African network reach when the Microsoft Azure cloud platform is available in 2018

Liquid Telecom will offer direct private connections to Microsoft's South African ExpressRoute locations enabling companies of all sizes in Africa to have private access to Azure on their own continent.

Huawei’s next-generation core packet-optical OTN platform, OptiX OSN Solution, can be used for building high-performance backbone and metro networks. It integrates Huawei’s advanced Packet, OTN, and SDN-oriented Optics Transport technologies, and offers a high-density architecture with ultra-low power consumption per bit.

“We are delighted to be supporting Liquid Telecom with next-generation network technologies that are ready for the new cloud era,” said Li Peng, President of Huawei Southern Africa Region. “The deployment of our OptiX OSN solution in South Africa further demonstrates our technology expertise and commitment to deliver innovative optical transmission solutions.”

Nic Rudnick, Group CEO, Liquid Telecom said, "The arrival of the Microsoft Azure cloud platform in South Africa is a statement to the world on how far Africa’s cloud ecosystem has come.

“We are delighted to be able to offer enterprise customers fast and reliable connections to the Azure platform through a local connection to their nearest Liquid Telecom CloudConnect node.”

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