Mtunzini Cable Landing Station (Liquid Telecom) is located at about 120km north of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Mtunzini CLS is the landing point in South Africa for the SEACOM cable system.

As the first private subsea cable operator in Africa, SEACOM partnered with Neotel and landed the SEACOM cable system at as Neotel's Mtunzini cable landing station in South Africa in 2009. Neotel provides backhaul from the Mtunzini CLS to Durban switch and Neotel data centre in Midrand, Johannesburg, with about 590km. Neotel data centre in Midrand provides access to any licensed network operator to form an open access to SEACOM cable system.

Neotel was the second largest fixed network operator in South Africa, with Tata Communications as its majority shareholder and minority shareholders led by Nexus Connexion. 

In 2016, Liquid Telecom partnering with Royal Bafokeng Holdings (RBH) acquired Neotel for R 6.55 billion (about US$430 million), RBH taking a 30% equity stake in Neotel. Liquid Telecom is majority owned by Econet Wireless Global.


Station Name:

  • Mtunzini Cable Landing Station, or Mtunzini CLS


Station Owner:

  • Liquid Telecom / Neotel


Available Backhaul Providers:

  • Liquid Telecom / Neotel


Submarine Cable Systems: