Liquid Telecom Kenya Ltd has started providing free internet to Nairobi Garage’s newly opened Entrepreneurship Centre along Ngong Road.
The venture supports up to 300 co-workers with high-speed internet connectivity of 150 Mbps as part of its plan to support businesses across the country with both internet and software services too.
Liquid Telecom Kenya Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Adil Youssefi, while unveiling the free connection during the partnership ceremony with Microsoft in Nairobi, said deal signed between them will see provision of international software such as Microsoft Azure, on the cloud across the continent.
Youssefi noted that they will be offering Microsoft cloud services and applications that developers and Information Technology (IT) professionals can use to build, deploy and manage applications across Africa.
“ This means our internet infrastructure across the continent will now enable companies and entrepreneurs to operate with international software based on easy access to cloud products and services that we are now delivering through with our partnership with Microsoft ,” said Youssefi.
Youssefi further said that the deal offers a cloud connectivity service level agreement that bundles together data and cloud services to ensure that businesses never run out of data bundles.
He noted that they are offering Microsoft Azure enterprise customers in Africa a Microsoft Express Route services; a reliable, cost-effective, lower latency, faster and highly secured connection over the internet into European–based Azure clouds.
He added that softwares offer an extension to on-premises networks into the Microsoft cloud over a private connection facilitated by a connectivity provider.
The director of Nairobi Garage Hannah Clifford noted that co-workers accessing the Liquid Telecom infrastructure and Microsoft cloud will now come as part of a membership costing between Ksh 2,000 to Ksh15, 000 a month for fully enabled working space.
“At Nairobi Garage, we believe in providing more than just workspace to our members. We want to provide our society with very best tools to allow them to innovate and thrive”, she said.
Clifford reiterated that partnership with Liquid Telecom was an exciting development for their new hub space, saying they are looking forward to welcome old and new members to their premises.