Liquid Telecom transforms business


Liquid Telecom Zimbabwe managing director and group executive for southern Africa, Wellington Makamure

LIQUID Telecom’s Next Generation Voice service is transforming the business landscape in Zimbabwe, bringing with it features that enhance business efficiency.
These include high definition (HD) calls, free on-net calls, per second billing, reliability resulting from voice over fibre (VoF) transmission. The service is available on Liquid Telecom’s issued number prefix 08677, which is a  non-geographical number in Zimbabwe introducing a new dispensation in landline calling where there are no area codes for various cities and towns to memorise. With this landline phone service, business efficiency improves as it reduces your communication bill by up to 35 percent.
Liquid Telecom Zimbabwe managing director and group executive for southern Africa, Wellington Makamure said: “Next Generation Voice from Liquid Telecom is based on Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology. VoIP is a methodology and group of technologies for the delivery of voice communications and multimedia sessions over Internet Protocol (IP) networks, such as the internet. Other terms commonly associated with VoIP are IP telephony, internet telephony, broadband telephony, and broadband phone service”.
Makamure highlighted some benefits of Next Generation Voice including the fact that the service reduces telephony bills by up to 35 percent. He also indicated that calls to other 08677 numbers are free and compared to other telecoms service providers, Liquid Telecom’s Next Generation Voice tariff is rock bottom at 10cents per minute, which is charged per second, ensuring the customer only pays for time actually spent on a call.

To top it up, the service provides unmatched voice clarity and reliability because it runs on the Liquid Telecom tried and tested super-fast fibre network.
Makamure also indicated that transitioning to the Next Generation Voice service is simple and only requires a Liquid Telecom fibre connection, after which one of two options can be pursued to go live. The first option is that of integrating legacy PABX equipment and upgrading it to Next Generation Voice. The second option is installation of a new state-of-the-art VoIP telephone system.

Liquid Telecom provides services and after sales support under the two options making business future proof. Support is available 24/7 through the Network Operations Centre (NOC) in Harare.
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information Communication Technology (ICT) Postal and Courier Services Dr Sam Kundishora commended Liquid Telecom for its giant leaps in ICT development in Zimbabwe. He said, “It is greatly encouraging that companies such as Liquid Telecom keep making Zimbabwe proud in terms of its ICT achievements,in this case increasing operational efficiency in business in a cost effective manner.”
Liquid Telecom is the leading independent data, voice and IP provider in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa. It supplies fibre optic, satellite and international carrier services to Africa’s largest mobile network operators, ISPs, financial institutions and businesses of all sizes.
Multi-award-winning Liquid Telecom has built Africa’s largest single fibre network which runs from the north of Uganda to Cape Town, currently spanning over 18 000km across borders and covering Africa’s fastest-growing economies where no fixed network has existed before.
Working under various brands, the Liquid Telecom Group has operating entities in Botswana, DRC, Kenya, Lesotho, Mauritius, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, UK, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The company was named Best African Wholesale Carrier in 2012, 2013 and 2014 at the annual Global Carrier Awards.