Liquid Networks joins forces with Nokia for its cloud solution

  • Africa’s Liquid Networks has signed a new partnership with Finland’s Nokia.
  • Liquid Networks will market, distribute and service products in Nokia’s digital automation cloud portfolio as part of the deal.
  • The deal is a “significant milestone” for the pan-African connectivity group, according to the CEO of its South African business Deon Geyser.

A new partnership was announced on Monday between Cassava Technologies’ Liquid Networks and Finnish telecommunications group Nokia.

Liquid Networks is a pan-African connectivity provider with a presence across the continent, including countries such as South Africa, Zambia, Uganda, the DRC, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Rwanda.

The new partnership will see the two companies focus on “private wireless 4G and 5G opportunities” as Liquid Networks enters the Nokia Global Partner Programme.

In addition, Liquid will market, distribute and service Nokia’s product line of its NDAC (Nokia Digital Automation Cloud) solution portfolio consisting of Nokia 4G and 5G Radio Access Equipment and Nokia’s NDAC Core Solution for onsite deployments.

This will see Nokia’s solutions available to Liquid’s customers.

“Becoming a Nokia Global Partner Programme member is a significant milestone for Liquid Networks,” says Deon Geyser, CEO of Liquid Networks South Africa.

“Our customers can now benefit from the speed and simplicity of the NDAC platform, which will help them with their immediate and future digital transformation needs”.

In a press release sent to Hypertext, Nokia says it has deployed “mission-critical networks” to more than 2 200 enterprise customers in the transport, energy, large enterprise, manufacturing, webscale, and public sector segments around the globe.

It has also extended its telecommunications skills to more than 485 large-scale private wireless customers worldwide across various sectors. Most of these customers are involved in the company’s Global Partner Programme.

“The Nokia Global Partner Program is a crucial part of our sales force – and strengthens our primary route to market for enterprise and public sector business opportunities,” said Kamal Ballout, Head of Enterprise Business Middle East & Africa, Nokia Global Partner Program.

“We welcome Liquid Networks to the program to help drive new growth and develop new customer relationships,” Ballout concludes.

Liquid Home

Last month, Liquid launched a high-speed internet solution aimed at households across some of its territories, including the DRC, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The speed the solution offers will reportedly differ depending on which region you sign up for. For example, in Kenya, you can get up to a 100Mbps connection.

“It’s our mission to bring internet access to as many people as possible so that they can unlock the power of connectivity for both work and play,” added Adil El Youssefi, CEO of Liquid Networks Rest of Africa, about the new solution.


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