Liquid buys capacity on Google’s Equiano cable

Google’s Equiano cable was recently landed on the coast north of Cape Town

Liquid Dataport, a Subsidiary of Cassava Technologies (formerly Liquid Telecom Group), has acquired a pair of fiber optic cables on Equiano, Google’s new undersea cable linking South Africa and Europe along the west coast of Africa.

The cables give Liquid access to 12 Tbps of bandwidth on the new internet cable, which will be ready for commercial service by the end of the year.

“The additional capacity expands Liquid Dataport’s existing pan-African fiber optic network, global satellite connectivity and submarine cable backbone,” the company said, adding that it expects the cable to lower Internet prices and improve the quality of Internet connections will South Africa and other markets in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The submarine cable Equiano has landing stations in Sesimbra (Portugal), Lomé (Togo), Lagos (Nigeria), Swakopmund (Namibia), the island of St. Helena and Melkbosstrand (South Africa).

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The Equiano cable system will be available at all Africa Data Centers facilities, giving Liquid Dataport customers access to massive amounts of capacity at a reduced price, the company added. (Africa Data Centers is also a subsidiary of Cassava Technologies.)

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“Liquid Dataport plans to connect the Equiano landing stations to its east-west network across Africa, further strengthening its global IP route between Asia, Africa and the US, it said. – © 2022 NewsCentral Media

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