K-Net and Liberian regulator delivering rural towers

K-Net and Liberian regulator delivering rural towers

The Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA) has partnered with tower firm K-Net to deliver connectivity to one of the country’s more remote regions.

Officials from the regulator and K-Net have signed a MoU (memorandum of understanding) detailing their commitments under the agreement. The Daily Observer reported that K-Net won the contract by delivering a compelling proof of concept.

The LTA has commenced the deployment of towers for mobile services in Parluken District #2, Grand Kru County. The infrastructure will eventually be used by both of Liberia’s mobile network operators, Lonestar Cell-MTN and Orange Liberia.

A release issued by the LTA read: “The issue about communication in the remotest part of Liberia is…alarming and disheartening but the case with Parluken, Grand Kru County is gradually becoming an easy one as a team from the [regulator] and K-NET are now in Parluken to set up the first towers.”

LTA spokesperson Jarsea Burphy said that the initiative had made temporary Wi-Fi services available in the district for the first time, meaning that many residents were enjoying their first ever access to the internet.