Liquid Zambia opens first office in Mkushi

06 September 2022

Liquid Intelligent Technologies (LIT) is expanding its operations to Central Province by launching its first office in Mkushi.

According to a statement, the the launch will bring high-speed connectivity and a suite of intelligent technologies to the district for the first time.

“Mkushi is an agriculture town well-known for its large commercial farms. We realised that this underserved community is key to ensuring that we take one more step towards creating a digitally connected future that leaves no Zambian behind,” said Commenting on the increasing footprint in the country, Mark Townsend, chief executive officer, LIT Zambia. “The proliferation of high-speed connectivity and digital services by Liquid will empower commercial farmers and others in this sector, ultimately increasing the viability for more foreign direct investment to the agriculture sector in Zambia”.

“Liquid has over 100 000 km of wholly-owned fibre network across the continent, complemented by our VSAT network, which ensures that we can provide high-speed connectivity to the remotest parts of Zambia and the wider continent,” Townsend added.

In May, LIT partnered with PEACE Cable Company to introduce 800Gbps of additional subsea capacity in Mombasa on the highly-anticipated global submarine cable.
This will increase the availability of high-performance and reliable internet connectivity access across Africa, leveraging Liquid’s 100,000km of terrestrial fibre across 12 countries, the companies said.

The Zambian government has continued to work closely with Liquid and other public-private partnerships (PPP) as the country pursues its Smart Zambia strategy.