Liquid Telecom provides Microsoft Express Route locally

Liquid Telecom, a Microsoft partner, announced it has delivered the first Microsoft ExpressRoute service peering in Africa, allowing businesses to establish private connections to Azure. Previously, customers could only access ExpressRoute via peering locations in Europe.

Liquid Telecom recently deployed an ExpressRoute link for the Western Cape Government, which is overseeing a major upgrade to communications infrastructure in the region, making it the first customer with a direct private connection to the Azure Cloud that is exchanged locally in Africa.

Liquid Telecom is providing an ExpressRoute service to eight African countries on its own fibre. When Liquid Telecom goes live in data centres in South Africa later this year, it will be able to offer ExpressRoute directly to the Azure Cloud in Africa