Liquid Telecom and Internet Solutions partner on 5G

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Liquid Telecom partners Internet Solutions to develop high-speed connectivity for businesses in order to fuel digital transformation.

“Local businesses are adopting technologies like SD-WAN, IoT, and cloud computing, however, these technologies need network connectivity that provides high quality, increased capacity, and greater reliability to ensure optimum performance,” said Reshaad Sha (pictured), CEO of Liquid Telecom South Africa. “Providing Internet Solutions with 5G wholesale services as an alternative to fibre connectivity, Liquid Telecom South Africa is highlighting how we are delivering on our commitment to the market to continue being the Best Business Network in South Africa.”

Through the collaboration, the two will provide wholesale 5G connectivity targeted at delivering enterprise services to their existing and new customer base. According to the two, 5G connectivity provides operators and internet service providers with faster speeds, lower latency and greater capacity, enabling businesses to deliver richer experiences to its customers.

“Internet Solutions has evolved its networking model to provide a high-performance Hybrid Network that aggregates multiple WAN transport services,” said Dr Setumo Mohapi, managing executive for Internet Solutions. “This enables clients to fully utilise all available bandwidth for high availability and total application performance. The innovation, flexibility and range of 5G use cases that this offers for different industries such as agriculture, retail, manufacturing, logistics, etc. is boundless.”

The news makes Liquid Telecom the first to launch 5G wholesale network services that it says will “accelerate us building Africa’s digital future and the acceleration of the digital revolution in South Africa”.

Earlier this month, Vodacom announced its plans to launch 5G services in its home country later this year, according to its CEO Shameel Joosub. Vodacom, which has already launched Africa’s first 5G services in Lesotho, will use wholesale spectrum from Liquid Telecom for its South African service, Joosub says.

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