Liquid Telecom has completed the final stage of construction for the East Africa fibre ring which links Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and back into Kenya
Liquid Telecom's fibre ring is expected to prevent fibre cuts from occuring, which have affected Internet users in Burundi, DRC, Uganda and Rwanda, the company said.
According to Liquid Telecom, the new East Africa fibre ring ensures more reliability and security of data connectivity, Internet and business services, with Liquid Telecom upgrading services.
In the future if a fibre cut was to occur Internet traffic will be automatically and quickly re-routed around the ring, using high speeds and continuous uptime for businesses and customers, ensuring business continuity across the region, Liquid Telecom said.
“This is a historic service improvement for the people and businesses of East Africa, especially those in Rwanda, DRC, Burundi and Uganda, who will not have experienced such reliable Internet previously,” said Nic Rudnick, CEO of the Liquid Telecom Group.
“This pioneering achievement will add value to east African businesses and enable online trade within the East African community and globally, with reliable connectivity comparable to anywhere else in the world,” added Rudnick.