Liquid Telecom is completing a 4G network, which it will offer to South African mobile operators and internet service providers from early 2019, it said in a media release on Friday. The group, which acquired Neotel from Tata Communications in February 2017, recently completed its “Cape to Cairo” project, creating the first direct land-based terrestrial fibre link from Cape Town to Cairo. It claims to own Africa’s largest independent fibre network, which is almost 70,000km long and is linked to more than 600 towns and cities in 13 countries. Reshaad Sha, the CEO of Liquid Telecom's South African operations, described the 4G network as “a multi-billion rand” project. “This is an exciting development that will enable us to provide mobile network operators and internet service providers with open access to our mobile 4G network,” Sha said in the media release. “Using our 1800MHz spectrum, the network will handle 4G mobile data traffic to meet the needs of the most demanding users acros...

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