Liquid Dataport continues to grow its fiber network, with plans in progress to directly connect Angola and Zambia.
The move follows Liquid’s newly launched fiber link between Lobito, Angola, and Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Liquid’s fibre backbone stretching 110,000 km , is one of the largest in the region, providing customers access to high-speed connectivity and cloud services.
"In the last few months, we have launched multiple new routes interconnecting countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Building a route that directly connects Angola and Zambia is key to our Group's vision of a digitally connected future that leaves no African behind. Connectivity is a catalyst and enabler, key to building Africa's digital economy," said Hardy Pemhiwa, Group CEO of Liquid Intelligent Technologies
Only 53% of Zambians are digitally connected, and Liquid's new fiber route will not only meet the needs of wholesale consumers, but will also enable direct access to high-speed connectivity to enterprises and small and medium-sized organizations (SMEs). Benefits can also be passed on to clients through mobile carriers and local Internet Service Providers.
"Zambia has the potential to become a hub of connectivity for all of its neighbors, including Angola. This new direct route via Chavuma will be available in the next few months, with an additional route to be launched later using fiber along the Lobito Corridor. We look forward to collaborating with the telecom providers in Angola, leading to improved coverage and the quality of ICT services across the two countries," says David Eurin, CEO of Liquid Dataport.