(Ecofin Agency) - Liquid Intelligent Technologies wants to become the leading Internet service provider in Africa in a context marked by accelerated digital transformation. To achieve its goal, the company is establishing a presence in the continent’s largest telecom markets.
Tech solutions group Liquid Intelligent Technologies announced the launch of its Nigerian operations yesterday, November 28. By leveraging its 100,000+ km African fiber network and partners, the company will provide Nigerian businesses with high-speed connectivity, cloud, and cybersecurity services.
According to Hardy Pemhiwa, group chief executive officer of Cassava Technologies (parent company of Liquid Intelligent Technologies), by expanding its operations in Nigeria, Cassava reiterates its interest "in working with the government to achieve the objectives of Nigeria’s National Broadband Plan (2021-2025) and to transform Nigeria into a leading digital economy, a vision enshrined in the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (2020-2030).”
Liquid Intelligent Technologies is entering the Nigerian market in a context where digital transformation has accelerated demand for high-speed connectivity, cloud, and cyber security services, among others. The company, which plans to become the leading internet service provider in Africa, is ramping up strategic investments. In March 2022, it acquired a fiber pair on Google's Equiano cable. This new capacity should enable it to improve international connectivity in West and Southern Africa, with up to 12 terabits of traffic.
The advent of Liquid Intelligent Technologies will further enhance the competition already prevailing in the Nigerian digital services market. This would improve the quality and cost of services offered to populations and accelerate the federal government's digital ambitions.
Isaac K. Kassouwi