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:

We are building Africa’s digital future.

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’re for everyone

Being connected shouldn’t be just for the privileged few. We believe it’s for everyone. The sense of doing the right thing runs through every aspect of our business.


Having integrity in everything we do has made us what we are today. Everyone who works with us is encouraged to play their part and take responsibility for doing things right – and doing the right thing.

Only the best will do

We’re constantly striving to deliver the best communications technology to everyone – from the smallest communities to the biggest businesses in the region.

In it for the long run

We’ve invested heavily in our own network and technology. We created the largest single fibre network in the region, which stretches over 110,000km across borders to connect people locally, nationally and internationally. We’re not stopping there – we’re continuing to invest so we can connect people as seamlessly as if they were located just across the road.

Pioneering change

We like to shake things up. We don’t follow convention or the crowd – it isn’t always easy but it’s helped us create powerful end-to-end solutions. So we’re always pushing to find new and better ways to do things.

Don’t talk, do

We listen carefully to our customers. Then we deliver beyond their expectations. This ‘can do’ attitude is key to our success.

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