Kenya Data Networks has re-launched as Liquid Telcom Kenya after the acquisition by panafrican telecoms company Liquid Telecom Group. The acquisition of KDN in March 2013 by Liquid Telecom is aimed at revamping the internet infrastructure and network operator.
Liquid Telcom Kenya Managing Director Shahab Meshki said they are aiming to provide their customers with increased capacity, the highest redundancy and network response time and the lowest latency rates in the region.
Liquid Telcom’s 15,000 km of fibre running across Eastern, Central and Southern Africa creates synergies and minimizes redundancy caused by the frequent fibre cuts occasioned by road construction, sabotage or vessels.
“With the Liquid network, land locked countries like Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi will not be affected by fibre cuts in Kenya. We can actually provide reliable back-up to Kenya in the event of a local or international fibre interruption,” explained Sam Nkuzi, CEO Liquid Rwanda.
Liquid Telecom Kenya is banking on their pan-African presence in 14 African countries including Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, Mauritius, Lesotho, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe to provide their clients a seamless, hustle-free service across borders.
“We are delighted to be part of the Liquid Telecom Group at such an exciting time for communication in Africa. As Liquid Telecom Kenya, we’re perfectly placed to connect our customers to the potential growth in telecommunications throughout the African continent and beyond,” adds Meshki.
KDN, which was previously owned by Altech group, has been has been beleaguered by management issues that has led to loss of market share.
Liquid Telecom Kenya Managing Director, Shahab Meshki acknowledges the turbulent past despite KDN’s expansive fibre infrastructure.
“We want to appreciate our staff and partners that have been with us through the tough period,”said Meshki.
Liquid Telcom acquisition of KDN comes at a time when telcos in the country are in a cut-throat race to build stand-alone fibre infrastructure across the region in a bid to get a share of the data market.