Liquid Dataport, a subsidiary of Cassava Technologies, a pan-African technology group, has announced the launch of the first terrestrial fibre connection between Mombasa and Johannesburg. This new route, which includes a groundbreaking fibre link across the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from Goma to Kananga, provides enhanced redundancy, resilience and connectivity to landlocked countries. It also serves as an alternative option in the event of a subsea cable outage between Kenya and South Africa. The connectivity offered by this route extends to various data centres and cloud resources, enabling increased access to high-speed connectivity for businesses and individuals.
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Cassava Technologies is dedicated to promoting digital inclusion across Africa and this achievement by Liquid Dataport underscores their commitment to a digitally connected future that leaves no African behind. The investment in expanding digital infrastructure aims to improve lives and create sustainable job opportunities on the continent.
The growing adoption of digital technologies by enterprises in Africa has fueled the demand for connectivity. As a result, service providers and international carriers like Liquid Dataport play a crucial role in meeting this increasing demand seamlessly. The newly established terrestrial-only cable connecting Mombasa to Johannesburg through the DRC signifies Liquid Dataport’s commitment to expanding access to digital services for everyone in Africa.