Pan-African telecoms group, Liquid Telecom, is activating 82 km of fibre in a cross-border network into Botswana, to give more people access to its footprint of over 73,000km of Pan African fibre – and increased access to the global digital economy.
This expansion connects the Lobatse Border to Gaborone to create efficient mobility and connectivity in Botswana, giving citizens and thousands of businesses access to Liquid Telecom’s world-class One Africa broadband network.
Odirile Tamajobe, Managing Director, Liquid Telecom Botswana said;
“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.
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.”
Before this fibre implementation, Liquid Telecom Botswana did not have a cross-border connectivity network. With the cross-border link going live, the company has started making inroads to establish itself as a dominant presence in Botswana and provide businesses and consumers with greater reach and better internet speed across the country.
Liquid Telecom Southern Africa CEO, Wellington Makamure said;
“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.”
The expansion also focuses on growing Liquid Telecom’s wholesale, enterprise and retail offering across Botswana, which will lead to 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.