Libtelco expanding broadband network into new Liberian counties

Libtelco expanding broadband network into new Liberian counties

Liberian incumbent operator Libtelco is looking to push its broadband offering outwards from the country’s capital of Monrovia.

Local outlet The New Dawn quoted the fixed provider’s Deputy Managing Director for Operations Anderson Slober Chea as saying that while broadband is “already in full swing” around the capital and its surrounding areas, it must now expand to Grand Bassa, Margibi and Bomi Counties.

Chea noted that increased economic activity in other regions of Liberia had prompted the operator to explore the viability of expanding its service into these regions and make appropriate preparations for deployment.

While he acknowledged that the Covid-19 pandemic had held up the operator’s broadband expansion, Libtelco still aimed “to ensure every home within the capital is given the opportunity of service.”

TeleGeography reports that Libtelco has constructed a high speed IP backhaul data ring network that links all of its deployed tower sites. Chea claimed that this will “give Liberians access to global internet services, including research works by students.”

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