Liquid Intelligent Technologies signed a memorandum of understanding with the Zambian government, committing to deploy more infrastructure to provide affordable connectivity to Zambians.
In a statement, the Cassava Technologies-owned company said it will construct a new data centre but did not disclose further details. This latest development is a response to data-hosting needs from local businesses and hyperscalers companies in Zambia.
Liquid will also expand its fibre networks to connect more towns across the country, connecting schools and clinics. The group will also work with the government to offer public and private cloud and cyber security solutions to support the digitisation of government services.
According to a report from the UN Capital Development Fund, just over half (53%) of Zambians are connected to the internet.
Cassava Technologies president and group CEO Hardy Pemhiwa: “We recognise the significant efforts that the Zambian government is making to accelerate the country’s digital transformation and share His Excellency, President Hichilema’s vision for the development of Zambia’s digital economy. Given the conducive investment environment, we are committed to further investments in Zambia’s digital infrastructure.”
“The Liquid Zambia team is excited to be continuing our partnership with the Zambian government. Zambia is our home, and we are committed to seeing the country thrive. Being able to contribute meaningfully to its socio-economic growth and infrastructural development by sharing our knowledge and skills, and through the provision of the infrastructure and services needed by Zambian in this growth phase is important to us,” said added Liquid Intelligent Technologies Zambia CEO, Mark Townsend.