CEC Liquid Telecom receives an award for building Africa’s longest single span fibre links

CEC Liquid Telecom

CEC Liquid Telecom has received an award for building Africa’s longest single span fibre links, connecting the Information Communication Technology (ICT) market across the continent.
CEC Group chief executive officer Nic Rudnick, said in a statement that the firm was awarded for being the “best cost efficiency solution provider for Africa” in the African telecoms, media and ICT market.
Researchers at Liquid Telecom together with its partner Ekinops, worked to develop and pioneer innovative techniques for increasing the distance of fibre links.
In December 2012, the first commercial link went live at 310 kilometres, the longest fibre link in Africa and a vital part of the fibre which connects Harare to Victoria Falls via Hwange around 585 kilometres.
Since then another 10 long-distance links of more than 300 kilometres have gone live – and more are planned.
“We are an agile and entrepreneurial company which is helping to create Africa’s digital future.
“Congratulations to the team who worked on this project which has set the standard for the industry and resulted in recognition by industry experts,” he said.
During the annual AfricaCom conference and exhibition held in Cape Town South Africa, the Liquid Telecom Group announced that it had built the first fibre-optic link into Somalia, connecting the country to its neighbours and the rest of the world.