Our story

Proudly building Africa's digital future.
We believe every individual on the African continent has the right to be connected

A business of Cassava Technologies, Liquid Intelligent Technologies began life as the satellite and voice operator Econet Satellite Services, which was founded in 1997.

Liquid has firmly established itself as the leading pan-African digital infrastructure provider. Liquid Intelligent Technologies is redefining Network, Cloud and Cyber Security offerings through strategic partnerships with leading global players, innovative business applications, intelligent cloud services and world-class security to the African continent.

Liquid is now a full one-stop-shop technology group that provides tailor-made digital solutions to businesses in the public and private sectors across the continent. The Group also operates state-of-the-art data centres in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Nairobi, Harare and Kigali, with a combined potential 19,000 square metres of rack space and 78 MW of power.

Operators and users alike are seeing the benefits of our reliable, cost-effective communications infrastructure. We set out to challenge the status quo. Today, we’re changing the African telecoms industry, the lives of millions and even the continent itself.

Geographic expansion

2005 - 2007
Liquid Intelligent Technologies establishes operations in the UK, Mauritius and South Africa.

Liquid Intelligent Technologies deploys cross-border fibre networks connecting South Africa and Zimbabwe, and Zambia and DRC.

Launched first Fibre-to-the-Home service in Zimbabwe.

Launch of satellite hub in South Africa. Launch of East Africa Data Centre in Kenya; the most advanced and largest data centre in East Africa.

2016 - 2017
Established operations in Botswana. Acquired IRU in DRC to link the east coast of Africa to the west coast.

Completion of Africa’s first terrestrial fibre network stretching all the way from Cape Town, South Africa, to Cairo, Egypt.

A new fibre link running 2,600km across DRC enables launch of the fastest direct land-based fibre link connecting East to West Africa.

First Fibre in Juba, South Sudan

Deployment of Azure Stack in Nairobi

Launched our Cyber Security Business Unit

Achieved milestone of 100,000kms of fibre network.


Acquisition of Data Control Systems establishes Liquid Intelligent Technologies in Zimbabwe.

Joint venture established with Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) in Zambia.

Acquisition of Zimbabwe's leading ISP, Zimbabwe Online.

Acquisition of Kenya Data Networks in Kenya, Rwandatel in Rwanda and Infocom in Uganda.

Finalised the acquisition of Realtime Zambia, which today operates as Hai Zambia.

Acquisition of Neotel enhances our network capabilities across South Africa. Acquisition of Raha in Tanzania and Zanlink in Zanzibar expands presence in East Africa.

Acquisition of remaining 51% of Liquid Intelligent Technologies Zimbabwe.

Liquid acquires Telrad a company with operations in Israel, Europe, Latin America and North America as part of our strategy to build a global technology company born in Africa.

What drives us at Liquid Intelligent Technologies.

Our vision:

Our vision is of a digitally connected future that leaves no African behind.

Our values:

We started out by questioning the way things are done, and being single-minded in our determination to improve them. Over the last decade, this approach has helped us change the face of communications in the region. And we’ve changed millions of lives in the process too. These are the things that make us different. They inform everything we do and the way we do it.

  • We are Faithful Stewards
  • We are Dependable
  • We are Honest
  • We are Innovative
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