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South Africa – Cape Town – 12 November 2019 – AfriCom trade show showcase international tech and communication role-players at the Cape Town Convention Centre. Video and Pictures : Armand Hough /African News Agency(ANA)

AfricaCom: Liquid Telecom collaborates with Microsoft on new cloud service

The Azure peering service uses Liquid Telecom’s fibre network, strategically located data centres and cloud architecture to provide organisations with optimised, reliable internet connectivity.

AfricaCom: Liquid Telecom coll

South Africa – Cape Town – 12 November 2019 – AfriCom trade show showcase international tech and communication role-players at the Cape Town Convention Centre. Video and Pictures : Armand Hough /African News Agency(ANA)

Pan African telecoms group Liquid Telecom said it was working with Microsoft to a launch new enterprise cloud service to improve business collaboration, productivity and drive growth on the continent.

The announcement was made at this week’s annual AfricaCom conference in Cape Town.

Catalyst for business growth

The Azure peering service uses Liquid Telecom’s fibre network, strategically located data centres and cloud architecture to provide organisations with optimised, reliable internet connectivity to Microsoft services such as Microsoft Office 365, chief digital officer David Behr said.

“The launch of these new services marks an exciting new chapter in the trusted collaboration between Liquid Telecom and Microsoft, and act as a catalyst for business growth across Africa,” said Behr.

“Liquid Telecom is the first choice for organisations wanting fast, reliable and scalable connectivity to their Microsoft services. With the new Microsoft Azure peering service, the two organisations are transforming connectivity to services like Microsoft Office 365, increasing business agility, innovation, and growth.”

Liquid Telecom chief executive Nic Rudnick said the company was one of Microsoft’s fastest growing network connectivity partners in Africa.

“The scale and reach of our fibre network, data centre infrastructure, local knowledge, and expertise enable Microsoft enterprise customers to realise their business objectives more quickly and effectively,” he said.

“Together, Liquid Telecom and Microsoft are creating a modern business foundation for customers across Africa, one that inspires innovation, cloud-paced change, compliance, and business growth.”

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What is AfricaCom

AfricaCom touts itself as Africa’s biggest telecoms, technology conference where industry experts and leaders from across the continent gather to discuss digital connectivity.

According to the organisers, AfricaCom is the place to meet everybody who’s anybody in African telecoms and technology; bringing together 15 000 attendees, 450 speakers and 500 exhibitors. 

The event will cover topics suited to everyone’s field of expertise; from connectivity infrastructure and disruptive technologies to digital services and ICT strategy.

“This is the place to network, learn and get deals done.”

The event takes place from 12 to 14 November at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) on 1 Lower Long Street in Cape Town.

AfricaCom is co-located with Mission Critical Technologies Africa, “an event dedicated to critical connectivity”, as well as Video Exchange Africa, “an event focused on video distribution and content strategy”.

Be inspired by Africa’s most prominent ICT thought-leaders. The list includes MTN CEO Rob Shuter, as well as the minister of communications Stella Tembisa Ndabeni-Abrahams.

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– African News Agency (ANA), Editing by Stella Mapenzauswa