Pan-African technology group Liquid Telecom has rebranded itself as Liquid Intelligent Technologies, the culmination, it says, of its extensive business transformation from being a telecommunications and digital services provider to a full one-stop-shop technology group.
The company is already a leading pan-African digital infrastructure provider with an extensive network spanning over 73,000 km. This rebrand to Liquid Intelligent Technologies highlights the organisation's expansion of its cloud business, cyber security services, and other technologies – added to its existing telecoms and connectivity capability.
This strategic rebrand also reflects the company's new digital-first product offerings, enabling employees and customers to interact with each other digitally irrespective of the time or location.
Among its plans, Liquid Intelligent Technologies will expand its managed services offerings to drive and ensure successful adoption of tools to re-imagine its customers' businesses and how they work and connect, whether they are focused on enabling collaboration or utilising the most advanced cloud applications. The company has also recently launched a cyber security business unit.
According to local press reports, Liquid Intelligent Technologies has also been aggressively expanding into new countries, including Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo. It has appointed a CEO in Nigeria and has been recruiting staff.
Plans are also under way to build one of Africa’s largest data centres in Nigeria. Liquid Intelligent Technologies already operates five data centres in South Africa, Kenya and Rwanda. It launched an IoT network in Kenya in 2018 to connect sensors across multiple sectors.
More recently Liquid Intelligent Technologies has completed a new, high-capacity fibre link running 2,600 km across the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and connecting East and West Africa. The project has been ongoing for the past decade. The fibre line will be officially commissioned on 23 March.