Adil El Youssefi, The Regional CEO of Liquid Telecom East Africa. Liquid Telecom has deployed its Azure Cloud solutions to Kenya to meet rising demand for the service.

Liquid Telecom on Monday announced the deployment of its Azure Stack Hub in Nairobi, Kenya. The availability of the hub within Kenyan borders will enable businesses to meet local data regulatory requirements and efficiently run latency sensitive business applications.

The service will provide businesses with a cloud solution that is locally available,secure and enables real time business continuity with flexible adoption models.

Liquid Telecom East Africa CEO Adil El Youssefi in a statement said the increasing demand for local hosting of data has prompted the company to deploy the Azure Stack cloud solution as it continues to angle for economic and technological advancements in Kenya and the East Africa region at large.

“Our commitment to the East Africa region is reaffirmed with the opening of this hub in Kenya. With Liquid Azure Stack, we offer a fully managed service, so customers can focus on their ever-evolving business needs while we take care of the rest,”said David Behr, Group Chief Digital Officer, Liquid Telecom.

Liquid Telecom offers complete managed cloud offering on Azure and Azure Stack, backed by its extensive fibre infrastructure across the continent.

Liquid Telecom has been expanding its business operations lately as it seeks to capitalise on demand for IT services in the country.

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In January, the company rolled out an nationwide Internet of Things(IOT) network covering 78% of the Kenyan population.

The company set up an additional 138 IoT base stations across the country in addition to the 20 base stations it set up in 2018.

William Oungo, Head of Government Business, Liquid Telecom at the time said Liquid Telecom had connected 41 counties and was on course to connect the remaining counties.

Liquid Telecom is a communications services and solutions provider across 13 countries in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa that serves carrier, enterprise and retail customers with high-speed, reliable connectivity and digital services.

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