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Strategic telecom partnership between China and Africa

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CTG (China Telecom Global) and Liquid Telecom (a pan-African telecom company) signed a deal to collaborate in the development of network solutions and services.

In Johannesburg, Liquid Telecom’s headquarter held the signing ceremony between the Chinese and the African companies.

Senior Representatives from China Telecom Donald Tan and Changhai Liu, and Liquid Telecoms CEO Nic Rudnick, and Chief Business Development officer Willem Marais, were present for this event.

The two companies will be able to provide to their customers an extended coverage on those two parts of the world.

“With more than 50 countries in the region, Africa is nonetheless the booming new market with the highest development rate just after Asia, and a very important market for CTG.” said Changhai Liu. As the Managing Director of China Telecom (Africa and Middle East) he also added, “This collaboration will enable both CTG and Liquid Telecom better serve our customers and explore untapped business potential for further development.”

For CTG, this signature is confirming its position in Africa as it already have a PoP (Point-of-Presence) at Liquid Telecom’s Nairobi Centre for East Africa.

This policy for CTG is just a beginning as it wants to develop other PoP at Liquid Telecom Data Centres in Cape Town and Johannesburg. The two telecom companies will keep tightening there partnership by exploring joint service opportunities.