Liquid wins awards for IoT, wholesale carrier

06Dec 2019
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Liquid wins awards for IoT, wholesale carrier

Liquid Telecom won three awards at the World Communications Awards held in London last week thanks to its regional services and innovation in internet of things solutions

Liquid Telecom CEO, Nic Rudnick.

The company won the ‘Best African Wholesale Carrier’ award for the eighth consecutive year at the Global Carrier Awards and was also recognised at the World Communications Awards for the “Best Regional Wholesale Operator of the Year’ for a second year in a row.

Liquid Telecom was also applauded for helping thousands of fish farmers in Kenya to monitor ponds and increase production with the ‘Most Innovative IoT Solution.”The judges were impressed by Liquid Telecom’s real world application delivering tangible benefits to a wide array of users and an excellent IoT solution with clear benefits for farmers as well as for the healthiness of the fish industry in Kenya,” the organisers said in a statement.

Commenting on the success, Liquid Telecom CEO, Nic Rudnick said the company was delighted to have picked up three awards in one night. “Being recognised for ‘Best African Wholesale Carrier’ for eight consecutive years is unprecedented in the industry. Further recognition for best ‘Regional Wholesale Carrier’ and ‘Most Innovative IoT Solution’ reflects the continuing investment which we have been making in our network and the new innovations and solutions which we have been developing to enhance the value that we deliver to our customers,” Rudnick said.

Liquid Telecom has also been shortlisted twice at the upcoming AfricaCom awards in the ‘Connecting The Continent’ and ‘Changing Lives’ categories, the statement added. Liquid Telecom is a leading communications solutions provider across 13 countries primarily in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa that serves mobile operators, carriers, enterprise, media and content companies and retail customers with high-speed, reliable connectivity, hosting and co-location and digital services.

It has built Africa’s largest independent fibre network, approaching 70,000km, and operates state-of-the-art data centres in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Nairobi, with a combined potential 19,000 square metres of rack space and 80 MW of power.

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