HORTEL Partners with Liqiud Telecom for Somalia’s First Cross-Border Fibre Link


Somalia can now boasts a fibre link connecting the country to the undersea cables courtesy of liquid telecom. The link crosses the Kenya-Somalia border and connects directly in HORTEL’s fibre network (Hormuud Telecom Somalia Inc.). HORTEL will cater for Liquid Telecom’s customers in the southern and central parts of the country.

The move is part of Liquid Telecom’s investment to create pan-African fibre network. HORTEL’s customers will benefit from higher speed connections and have access to the 5 main undersea cables landing on the continent – WACS, EASSY, SEACOM, SAT3 and TEA.

Somalia’s economy has suffered long years of civil war, the country is however working its way towards stability. Hortel plans to enrich the quality of life in the country through improved voice and data coverage. The partnership between Liquid Telecom and Hortel is an important milestone towards achieving this goal.