Liquid Telecom is expanding fibre access through Botswana’s Lobatse border to Gaborone, an undertaking that, it says, will dramatically increase connectivity and network capacity in the country.
The pan-African telecoms group has announced that it is activating 82 km of fibre in a cross-border network into Botswana.
This implementation, says the company, gives more people in Botswana access to Liquid Telecom’s footprint of over 73,000 km of pan-African fibre, and increased access to the global digital economy.
This expansion connects the Lobatse border to Gaborone with the aim of creating efficient mobility and connectivity in Botswana, providing millions of citizens and thousands of businesses access to Liquid Telecom’s One Africa broadband network.
Lobatse is a town in south-eastern Botswana, 70 kilometres south of the capital Gaborone, on the border with South Africa.
Prior to this fibre implementation, Liquid Telecom Botswana did not have a cross-border connectivity network. With this link going live, the organisation says it has started making inroads to establish itself as a dominant presence in Botswana and aims to provide businesses and consumers with greater reach and network speeds across the country.
This expansion also focuses on growing Liquid Telecom’s wholesale, enterprise and retail offering across Botswana, resulting in improved customer service and the delivery of new products.
The company says that Botswana operations will form a crucial part of its focus on the Southern Africa region, alongside Zimbabwe, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia.