Subsea Fibre

Connecting Africa to the rest of the world

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Subsea Cables
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Landing Stations
50000 km
Subsea cables around Africa

Connecting Africa to the rest of the world and catapulting international trade and markets to a whole new level.

We have invested and have inventory in the largest submarine cables landing in Africa, providing reliability, cost leadership and reach to millions of businesses and people across the Continent with unprecedented bandwidth.

Subsea

Liquid Dataport has consortium membership of WACS, TEAMS, SAT3/SAFE, EASSY, and fibre on EQUIANO

Liquid Dataport is a dedicated international wholesale division of Liquid Intelligent Technologies. This division focuses on supporting its customers get access international connectivity from and into Africa by leveraging its investment in 11 submarine cables and access to 25 landing stations around the Continent.

2Africa

At 37,000km long, 2Africa will be one of the world’s largest subsea cable projects and will interconnect Europe (eastward via Egypt), the Middle East (via Saudi Arabia), and 21 landings in 16 countries in Africa. The system is expected to go live in 2023/4, delivering more than the total combined capacity of all subsea cables serving Africa today, with a design capacity of up to 180Tbps on key parts of the system. 2Africa will deliver much needed internet capacity and reliability across large parts of Africa, supplement the fast-growing capacity demand in the Middle East and underpin the further growth of 4G, 5G and fixed broadband access for hundreds of millions of people.

ACE

Africa Coast to Europe (ACE) is an optical-fiber submarine cable system serving 24 countries on the Europe , west coast and south Africa, managed by a consortium of 19 members.

The ACE cable connects more than 450 million people, either directly for coastal countries or through land links for landlocked countries such as Mali and Niger. ACE is also the first international submarine cable to land in Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Guinea, Liberia, Mauritania, São Tomé and Príncipe and Sierra Leone.

EASSy

The Eastern Africa Submarine Cable System (EASSy) is an undersea fibre optic cable system connecting countries in Eastern Africa to the rest of the world. EASSy runs from Mtunzini in South Africa to Port Sudan in Sudan, with landing points in nine countries and is connected to at least ten landlocked countries.

Equiano

Equiano cable system is the third private international cable owned by Google, with a design capacity of 150Tbps, approximately 20 times more network capacity than the last cable built to serve this region.

Equiano connects Portugal and South Africa, running along the West Coast of Africa, with branching units along the way that can be used to extend connectivity to additional African countries.

METISS

The Melting Pot Indianoceanic Submarine System (METISS) is a fibre optic cable system connecting Mauritius to South Africa, consists of 3,200 km trunk from Mauritius to South Africa and branching units to Reunion Island and Madagascar, with design capacity of 24Tbps.

PEACE

A 15,000 km long submarine cable system, provides open, flexible and carrier-neutral services for its customers. The system design will adopt the latest 200G technology and WSS technology, which provides the capability to transmit over 16 Tbit/s per fiber pair, servicing growing regional capacity needs.

SAT3/SAFE

The South Atlantic Telecommunications Cable No.3 (SAT-3) is a 13,000km submarine cable connecting South Africa, West Africa, to Europe. The SAT-3 cable system has a total capacity of 120Gbps, ready for service in 2001. The SAT-3/WASC interconnects with the SAFE cable system at the Melkbosstrand cable landing station in South Africa

SMW4

The South East Asia-Middle East-West Europe 4 (SEA-ME-WE 4, SMW4) is an approximately 18,800 km submarine cable connecting Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Italy, Tunisia, Algeria and France.

The SMW4 cable system consists of two fibre pairs, with initial design capacity of 1.28Tbps, upgraded to 4.6Tbps in 2015.

TEAMS

The East African Marine Systems (TEAMS) is a 5,500Km subsea cable connecting Mombasa in Kenya to Fujairah in the UAE, with two fiber pairs and upgradable system capacity of 5.6Tbps. The TEAMS cable system was completed in August 2009 and went live for commercial service on 1st October 2009.

WACS

WACS (West Africa Cable System) submarine cable is an ultra high capacity fibre optic submarine cable system that links South of Africa and Europe, spanning the west coast of Africa and termination in the United Kingdom. This 4 fibre pair system with a total length of approx. 16,000Km is well complemented with 15 terminal stations forming a consortium of 18 leading international telecom carriers.

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Accordion Content

The shortest route from Asia to the United States

Liquid Intelligent Technologies is proud to announce the launch of its shortest terrestrial fibre route between the East to the West coasts of Africa, connecting Mombasa, Kenya to Muanda, DRC. With the completion of this route, Liquid establishes a new global Internet transit route between Asia and the USA through Africa, avoiding high-risk bottlenecks in the Middle East and Europe. The new route will also serve tens of millions of people in Africa’s landlocked cities, towns, and villages.

Fastest route Asia to US

Access to high-speed connectivity is vital to ensuring that organisations on the continent can continue their digital transformation journeys to remain relevant and be part of this growing digital economy. This digital corridor passes through 847 cities, towns and villages, impacting more than 138 million people and is also a direct route between South-East Asia and the Americas.

The introduction of this route will allow global carriers and content providers to transmit through Africa to other global points of presence at the lowest possible latencies. Establishing a new corridor further reiterates Liquid’s commitment to connect every country on the continent and bring the many proven economic benefits of improved connectivity and technology solutions.

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