Liquid Intelligent Technologies, formerly known as Liquid Telecommunications, has announced that it has achieved the 100,000 km fiber network rollout milestone. An impressive feat considering that at the beginning of 2021 the digital solutions provider had 89,989 km of fiber rolled out across Africa.
The company’s fiber infrastructure is reported to impact more than 100 million people across 643 towns and cities in Africa. The telecommunications network is expected to create new opportunities by making digital inclusion a reality for businesses and individuals across the continent and ultimately accelerating the ongoing digital transformation in Africa.
“Over the years we have been successfully connecting countries through our high-speed connectivity and digital services. Our successful partnerships with customers ensured that today we are recognised as a technology company that has brought local businesses access to Cloud capabilities, world-class Cyber Security solutions in addition to our existing telecoms and connectivity capability," said Nic Rudnick, Group Chief Executive Officer, Liquid Intelligent Technologies.
Liquid recently expanded its operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo, bringing its world-class fiber network and digital services to a country that previously relied only on expensive mobile broadband. For the first time, 2.7 million people of Mbuji-Mayi in the DRC will have access to fiber connectivity, creating an environment that stimulates exciting new sector growth opportunities.
According to Deloitte, it is estimated that by extending internet penetration, another 640 million children may access the internet and the wealth of information it makes available while they study. With only a 20% internet penetration in Africa, the internet plays a pivotal role in extending access to educational resources and accelerating knowledge sharing among students and teachers. It improves the quality of offline education, resulting in better school performance with online learning resources. As a result of education improvement, young people are more employable, and improved literacy promotes social inclusion and benefits the economy.
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