Liquid Telecom, Eutelsat extend IP connectivity

Telecoms

Liquid Telecom and Eutelsat have extended their relationship to 2019 with a new multi-transponder contract for satellite capacity delivering premium coverage of sub-Saharan Africa.

The additional capacity is on the Eutelsat 7B satellite recently deployed at 7 degrees East. Liquid Telecom has also transferred existing traffic at 7 degrees East onto Eutelsat 7B and has plans to ramp-up further capacity over the coming 12 months.

The new resources support Liquid Telecom's objectives to expand satellite operations in Africa. As part of a multi-million dollar investment in its satellite business, the company recently became the first operator to build a satellite hub at Teraco's earth station in South Africa. The hub enables Liquid Telecom to route African traffic in Africa rather than backhauling it via Europe.