Bharti Airtel announces partnership with Liquid Telecom

Q.  Bharti Airtel will use the fibre network of which company to connect its mobile base stations across Africa?
- Published on 24 Sep 15

a. Liquid Telecom
b. Telecom Liquid
c. Telecom Enterprises
d. None of the above

ANSWER: Liquid Telecom
Bharti Airtel announced on 23rd September 2015 that it will use Liquid Telecom’s fibre network for connecting mobile base stations in Africa, giving subscribers on 3 and 4-G networks better speeds. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Airtel serves 17 African countries. The framework agreement enables Airtel operations to leverage Liquid Telecom’s existing 20,000km-long fibre network across east, central and southern Africa, as well as enjoy new purpose-built fibre infrastructure, to connect Airtel’s mobile base stations and enterprise customers with fibre. Liquid Telecom is an independent data, voice and IP provider in Africa. It supplies fibre optic, satellite and international carrier services to mobile operators, internet service players and businesses.

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