26 November 2020
Pan-African telecoms group, Liquid Telecom, is activating 82 km of fibre in a cross-border network into Botswana. This implementation gives more people in Botswana access to Liquid Telecom’s footprint of more than 73,000km of Pan African fibre - and increased access to the global digital economy.
This expansion connects the Lobatse Border to Gaborone with intent to create efficient mobility and connectivity in Botswana, providing millions of citizens and thousands of businesses access to Liquid Telecom’s world-class One Africa broadband network.
“At Liquid Telecom, we have a proven track record of investing in and deploying technology designed to grow, strengthen and build Africa’s digital future. This expansion into Botswana is yet another proof point that shows our deep commitment to this practice," said Odirile Tamajobe, managing director, Liquid Telecom Botswana. "We know that fibre is key to providing Africa with high-speed, affordable digital connectivity and have plans to create even more valuable connections throughout the continent. Prior to this fibre implementation, Liquid Telecom Botswana did not have a cross-border connectivity network. With this link going live, the organisation has started making inroads to establish itself as a dominant presence in Botswana and provide businesses and consumers with greater reach and network speeds across the country."
Wellington Makamure, CEO, Liquid Telecom southern Africa, added: “Fibre technology represents a digital evolution in many African countries. Only fibre can deliver the speeds that enable Africans to experience what Liquid Telecom calls ‘the real internet’. Access to high-definition digital media is almost unachievable for any household or business unless they are connected to a high-speed fibre line. Reliable and fast connectivity is vital to growing a country’s economy by opening doors to e-commerce and other global digital opportunities. Liquid Telecom is honoured to be part of this journey in Botswana. This expansion also focuses on growing Liquid Telecom’s wholesale, enterprise, and retail offering across Botswana, resulting in improved customer service and the delivery of new products. Botswana operations will form a crucial part of Liquid Telecom’s focus on the Southern Africa region, alongside Zimbabwe, Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia."