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Liquid Sea, a subsidary of Liquid Telecom, has rolled out a project to build a new subsea cable linking Africa to the Middle East with onwards connectivity to Europe

Liquid Telecom Group CEO, Nic Rudnic, stated that the Request for Tender has been issued to international companies involved in the construction of submarine cables.

Liquid Sea will provide speeds of 20-30Tbps, up to 10 times the capacity of existing submarine cables in the region, said the firm.

“The Liquid Sea project reaffirms our commitment to building Africa’s digital future and removing any bottlenecks in providing the fastest and most reliable access to the Internet to every single African on the continent,” said Nic Rudnick.

“The impact of Liquid Sea will be a far more reliable and ultra-fast connection for governments, businesses, schools and homes in both coastal and land-locked countries across Africa.”

Liquid Telecom’s terrestrial fibre network is the biggest single, contiguous network that crosses borders across Africa, supplying fibre optic, satellite and international carrier services to Africa’s biggest mobile network operators.