Liquid Telecom has been offering its communication services in Kenya and other parts of the continent for an extended period now. The company, which has since built one of Africa’s largest independent fibre network has reported that its nationwide Internet of Things network is currently covering 78% of Kenya’s population.
In particular, Liquid has 158 base stations in the country up from 20 base stations the company had installed by 2018. These stations which, are linked to the organization’s fibre network are reportedly targeting to deliver guaranteed reliability and speed in the state.
This development was revealed during the 5th Lake Region Economic Bloc (LREB) summit that was staged in Siaya. According to William Oungo, who serves as the Head of Government Business, Liquid Telecom, the delivery of the base stations is in line with the regional bloc’s resolution on improving ICT infrastructure to push for better service delivery in the LREB member counties.
Currently, 41 counties have been connected to Liquid’s network.
“Liquid Telecom Kenya has so far connected 41 counties and we are trying to make sure that the right environment for innovation, fields such as data science, machine learning and gaming can also be carried out in the rural counties as well as their commercialization without necessarily having to associate the urban towns with such capabilities,” Mr. Oungo said.
In late 2019, Liquid completed a project that saw East and West Africa region connected with high-capacity land firbe. This was the first time that such a development had been performed in Africa.
At the same time, Liquid renewed its cloud partnership for new edge locations with Microsoft.