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Use of geospatial data to build sustainable cities in Africa

ATRCAFNov04In the rapid urbanisation drive in Africa, maping techniques are helping to to identify informal settlements, population and density, the number of built structures, the location of transport infrastructure surrounding formal and informal neighbourhoods, as well as access to electricity, sanitation facilities and clean water

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Liquid Intelligent Technologies and Orange partner to develop network reach across Africa

AdobeStock 254050282Liquid Intelligent Technologies and Orange, has announced a new partnership to leverage each other's existing international networks in Africa, allowing them even greater access and opportunity to build their businesses throughout the continent


This partnership will give Liquid access to Orange’s extensive international network in West Africa, including the new Djoliba network. It will also give Orange access to Liquid’s pan-African network. As a result, the two organizations will offer end-to-end high-speed connectivity and services across their networks, allowing existing and new customers in over 20 African countries greater access and opportunity to build their businesses.

"We are excited about embarking on this partnership with Orange, becoming a major customer on Djoliba as we continue to grow our existing relationship. We've long been committed to providing digital services that allow our customers to grow their businesses and the larger African economy. Partnering with a provider like Orange strengthens this offering. Our customers are the real winners in this partnership. Not only do they get access to the networks, but also the benefit of working with two carriers with proven track records of building African business and digital technology," said David Eurin, CEO at Liquid Intelligent Technologies international wholesale (Liquid Sea).

Orange is a worldwide telecom player offering extensive submarine, terrestrial and satellite connectivity with 450,000km of submarine cables, 45,000 km of fiber across Europe, the US, Africa and Asia, and more than 450 points of presence. In West Africa, Orange has a substantial presence across many countries including Cote d'Ivoire, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guinea and Liberia. Djoliba is the first unified superfast broadband network in the region that provides seamless connectivity with better availability thanks to network redundancy, security and excellent quality of service. Operated and maintained from Dakar, Senegal for greater efficiency, responsiveness and proximity, it has a dedicated supervision centre. 

“I am very happy to announce this important partnership with Liquid Intelligent Technologies which will enable Orange to expand its broad portfolio of convergent solutions across Africa. It further demonstrates Orange’s commitment across Africa to deliver highly reliable connectivity to its customers. Furthermore, this partnership also clearly illustrates Orange's unique expertise in cybersecurity and our crucial role in building a safer digital society,” said Emmanuel Rochas, CEO of Orange International Carriers.

The 'One Africa' network from Liquid has 100,000km of fiber backbone and covers most of sub-Saharan Africa. The network development plans include extending the organisation's reach into the North African countries like Morocco, Libya, Tunisia, and Algeria. 

This partnership represents another critical milestone for Liquid as it continues on its mandate to become a premier African digital services provider. Orange’s networks have been the backbone of its success in the region for more than 20 years and this partnership will serve to strengthen its ability to make digital services more accessible as well as its contribution to the continent’s development as a whole. 

 

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IEC Telecom: Data transfer system can save lives, time and funds

IEC ATR TRME CAFIEC Telecom has unveiled a surveillance solution that focuses on transmitting high precision images from the scene of disasters, accidents or emergencies without incurring huge costs or compromising communications networks

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Barko selects Temenos to launch digital bank for low-income South Africans

Temenos Barco 27 OctTemenos, the banking software company, has announced that Barko, one of the leading microfinance company, plans to enter the retail banking market in South Africa with a new digital bank built on Temenos Transact and powered by The Temenos Banking Cloud

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MFS Africa to acquire Baxi in Nigeria

Nigeria SME Baxi 26 OctMFS Africa, one of the largest pan-African digital payments hub, has signed an agreement to acquire Baxi, one of Nigeria's leading super-agent networks

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