Liquid Telecom have signed an agreement with Bharti Airtel, an Indian mobile broadband company, to provide them with terrestrial fibre network and to connect the company’s mobile base stations and enterprises.
The deal will give Bharti Airtel access to Liquid Telecom’s speeds on its 3G and 4G networks for its mobile broadband subscribers in Africa.
In a Press release yesterday, Liquid Telecom chief executive officer, Nic Rudnik said mobile operators are relying on Internet access and data services to grow their revenues.
“Mobile network operators, and in particular Airtel, have managed to attract a large number of customers on their 3G and 4G networks and now need to strengthen their backhaul to deliver a super-fast Internet access service. Liquid Telecom’s extensive and fast-growing terrestrial fibre network is the perfect solution for Airtel to rapidly do so,” Runik said.