Liquid Telecom has concluded a transaction with CDC Group, which will see CDC become an 8% shareholder in for an investment of $180-million.
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Liquid Telecom is giving serious thought to leveraging its spectrum asset in the 3.5GHz band, which happens to be ideally suited to the roll-out of next-generation 5G mobile broadband technology.
Liquid Telecom said on Thursday that MTN South Africa will roam on its soon-to-be-launched 4G/LTE network. MTN will be Liquid Telecom’s first customer on the network.
Liquid Telecom South Africa plans to spend billions of rand building a national 4G/LTE network in South Africa, and it will offer wholesale roaming services to other operators from early 2019, it said on Friday.
The pan-African telecommunications group said on Monday it plans to invest $400-million in network infrastructure and data centres in Egypt following the completion of its “Cape to Cairo” link.
Microsoft and Liquid Telecom have partnered to expand the availability of Azure cloud services to other markets across Africa.