In response to a ‘Joint Ministerial COVID-19 Preparedness and Response’ meeting instructing EAC member states to suspend face-to-face meetings and switch to ‘Modern Technology’ as a result of the Covid-19 crisis, Liquid Telecom has moved to captue the East african market with connectivity among all the EA states.
By offering superior connectivity and digital solutions across Liquid Telecom’s East Africa backbone, and the provision of Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) across a closed wide area network has also continued to support the EAC’s own dedicated Video Conferencing (VC).
With Liquid Telecom’s enhanced connectivity combined with the latest digital tools, Members of parliament and EAC Ministries are maintaining uninterrupted close to normal operations during the virus pandemic while also delivering on its promise of regional integration.
Liquid Telecom had already established a Wide Area Network (WAN) in 2019 – in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda South Sudan and Tanzania, all member states are connected. Network traffic flows are increased via the shortest path between each state across Liquid Telecom’s high capacity fibre network. This includes connectivity to the main EAC data centre in Arusha, East African Institutions located in different partner states and its back up facility in Uganda linked directly to the 6 EAC Court of Justice located in different countries of EAC and relevant authorities like National Banks and capital market authorities in EAC.
“If ‘necessity is the mother of invention’, COVID-19 has forced us all to rethink our daily lives and how we work, and Africa is no exception. Supporting all of our customers and especially the East Africa Community at this critical time is a priority for Liquid Telecom. We have ensured the EAC maintains as close to normal operations with world-class digital services and collaboration software delivered across ‘Liquid Telecom’s East Africa Backbone’ a new eco-system for the Extended East African Communities offering enhanced connectivity. The resilience of our network means we are always able to serve a vital function, even during this crisis,” said Adil Youssefi, CEO Liquid Telecom East Africa Region.
“My deepest condolences to all those who have lost friends and family due to COVID-19. And my appreciation to the governments, emergency services and health care staff that are playing a critical role reducing the impact of the virus while also helping to save lives,” continued Adil Youssefi.
Commenting on the announcement Eng. Murenzi Daniel, Principal Information Technology Officer, East African Community said, “Business continuity is critical at the East African Community as member states continue to engage on regional matters. Even in the midst of COVID 19, key decisions still need to be made and Liquid Telecom has enabled us to stay on top of things. We have been able to hold several meetings virtually with our stakeholders, East African Legislative Assembly Committee meetings also plenary and parliamentary sessions have started online with quick response times from member states owing to Liquid Telecom’s collaboration tools. Communication among members has been seamless and we have experienced superior network performance all through. We are looking forward to continue using these tools provided for communication to enhance regional integration in both the short and long term.”
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