Tanzania invests US$73.7m to expand the national fibre grid

09 November 2021

The Dodoma region, Tanzania

The Dodoma region, Tanzania

Tanzania has unveiled a plan to expand its national fibre grid to the tune of TSh170bn (USS73.7m).

According to prime minister Kassim Majaliwa, the government plans to build an additional 4,244 km of optical fibre by the end of 2021 to bring the national grid to 12,563 km.

The objective is to enable telecom service providers to use this infrastructure to improve communication services in the country and facilitate Internet access to the public and private sectors. “The government has so far built 8,319 km of national communications broadband. Our goal is to construct up to 15,000km by 2024/2025,” Majaliwa said.

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LIT and Orange partner to expand network reach across Africa

29 October 2021

David Eurin

David Eurin

Liquid Intelligent Technologies and Orange have joined forces to leverage each other's existing international networks in Africa, allowing them even greater access and opportunity to build their businesses throughout the continent.

This partnership will give Liquid access to Orange’s extensive international network in west Africa, including the new Djoliba network. Likewise, it will give Orange access to Liquid’s pan-African network. As a result, the two organizations will offer end-to-end high-speed connectivity and services across their networks, allowing existing and new customers in over 20 African countries greater access and opportunity to build their businesses.


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Facebook adds three countries to undersea cable project

06 October 2021

The Seychelles is one of three countries added to the project

The Seychelles is one of three countries added to the project

A consortium made up of US social networking giant Facebook and its telecommunications partners has added the Seychelles, the Comoros, and Angola as branches to the cable project, named 2Africa.

It brings to 26 the number of countries on or near Africa’s coastline which will be touchpoints for the high-speed internet project.

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LIT creates direct access to USA internet resources via a new POP connection

04 October 2021

David Eurin, CEO, Liquid Seaadded to the project

David Eurin, CEO, Liquid Sea
added to the project

Africans will now be able to benefit from a direct connection to the USA as Liquid Intelligent Technologies (LIT) opens an internet point of presence in Miami, connecting to the Liquid network via a South Atlantic subsea cable.

Part of Liquid’s east-west route between the US and Asia via Africa, the new POP is connected to its 100,000km of fibre across 11 countries on the continent and another 14 countries via the Operators Alliance Programme and Liquid Satellite Services. Businesses and consumers should be able to leverage a better connection to the US, giving them access to cloud services, OTT resources, internet content and “high-quality voice and video calls” with family and business partners.

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