Liquid Intelligent Technologies Accelerates Cross-Border Connectivity in BotswanaJohannesburg, November 26, 2020
Liquid Intelligent Technologies is expanding fibre access through Botswana’s Lobatse border to Gaborone, dramatically increasing connectivity and network capacity in the country.
Leading pan-African telecoms group, Liquid Intelligent Technologies, is activating 82 km of fibre in a cross-border network into Botswana. This implementation gives more people in Botswana access to Liquid Intelligent Technologies’s 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 with intent to create efficient mobility and connectivity in Botswana, providing millions of citizens and thousands of businesses access to Liquid Intelligent Technologies’s world-class One Africa broadband network.
“At Liquid Intelligent Technologies, 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,” said Odirile Tamajobe, Managing Director, Liquid Intelligent Technologies Botswana.
Prior to this fibre implementation, Liquid Intelligent Technologies 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.
“Fibre technology represents a digital evolution in many African countries. Only fibre can deliver the speeds that enable Africans to experience what Liquid Intelligent Technologies 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 Intelligent Technologies is honoured to be part of this journey in Botswana,” said Wellington Makamure, CEO, Liquid Intelligent Technologies Southern Africa.
This expansion also focuses on growing Liquid Intelligent Technologies’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 Intelligent Technologies’s focus on the Southern Africa region, alongside Zimbabwe, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Zambia.