Zimbabwe’s biggest Internet Access and service provider Liquid Telecom scooped the ZNCC Best ICT Company of the Year Award last Friday during the business awards held by the Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce at Zimbali.
By Cisco Eng. Shingie Lev Muringi
To further cement their success story, Liquid Telecom’s retail Internet service provider ZOL Zimbabwe went on to scoop the second runners up award behind Southern Region Technical Company (SRTC), who is also their client. The Liquid Telecom Zimbabwe Managing Director, Mr Wellington Makamure, was present to receive the prestigious award in the presence of other company executives.
The Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC) is the main Commercial business body that promotes and supports non manufacturing industries in the country.
The ZNCC is an apolitical, non-profit, membership-based business association which has a mandate to equip business with development opportunities. This is achieved through lobbying, business advocacy, economic researches, information dissemination, collaboration and facilitation with all stakeholders, government and regional counterparts in light of economically empowering and resuscitating corporate and industrial Zimbabwe. ZNCC hosts numerous events within Zimbabwe and the region recognizing companies and corporate leaders who have made a difference in their respective industries.
Liquid Telecom has become the region’s pacesetter in providing telecommunication services after becoming the major wholesale carrier through its robust fiber optic network. Liquid built the largest fibre network in Zimbabwe, providing broadband voice and data services in all the major cities and towns. The fierce architecture behind their optical network deployed via Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) now sees the operator sitting on 40Gbs capacity while Zimbabwe is only using 19Gbs.
In 2015, Liquid became the first Pan African Carrier to achieve the highest global standard for Carrier Ethernet. The recent ZNCC Award is coming into a cabinet rich of excellence where the operator holds top prizes scooped from the AfricaCom Awards in November 2015, and the prestigious Best African Wholesale Carrier Award which they defended for the fourth consecutive time.
Under the leadership of Mr. Wellington Makamure, a renowned telecommunications expert and strategist, Liquid Telecom has sailed into the unchartered waters, reinventing new methods of telecommunication service provision which even saw the operator at some point back in 2013 single handedly driving Zimbabwe’s failed technology industry.
Liquid Telecom Zimbabwe up to date has provided connectivity to over 48000 households across the country, ushering in high speed fiber optic broadband through its numerous points of presence deployed via Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON), Fiber to the Home (FttH) and Liquid Sat.
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