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Somalia Gets First Fibre Optic Link

12 November, 2013
12 November 2013

Liquid Telecommunications has built the first fibre-optic link into Somalia, boosting connectivity across southern and central Somalia, the company announced Tuesday (November 12th).

The fibre-optic link crosses the Kenya-Somalia border, and then connects to the network of Hormuud Telecom (HORTEL).

"We will be providing the people of Somalia with access to the global internet at higher speeds and with more capacity available than ever before," said Nic Rudnick, chief executive officer of The Liquid Telecom Group.

Liquid Telecom customers will now benefit from access to the HORTEL network in Somalia, and users in Somalia will be connected to the network Liquid Telecom operates across ten African countries.

"The connection of the HORTEL network to Liquid Telecom's international fibre network is a landmark for Somalia and will provide our customers with the fastest and most cost-effective communication speeds available," said Hormuud Telecom Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ahmed Yusuf. "This is a significant accomplishment for both companies."


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