Liquid Telecom Kenya, the fiber optic connectivity provider, has signed a partnership agreement with Sigfox, a company specializing in the provision of IoT services and networks, to build an Internet of Things (IoT) network. , in the country. The ceremony was held on August 16, 2018, in Nairobi, on the sidelines of the first day of the summit on the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence in East Africa.
New base stations will be built for the new IoT network, whose ambition is 85% coverage of the national territory. They will be connected to the fiber optic network of Liquid Telecom to ensure a reliable service.
Through the IoT network undertaken by Liquid Telecom, the company wants to capture the potential business opportunities of the government’s “Big Four Agenda”, the growth program backed by the four pillars of agriculture and manufacturing. , health and housing.
Liquid Telecom would, indeed, want to introduce Internet and digitization in the sectors of agriculture, fishing, livestock, transport and logistics, utilities and energy, heavy industries, retail, banks and insurance, smart cities, etc.
Joel Muigai, Head of IoT Strategy at Liquid Telecom Kenya, said the company will build a network “that will allow us to connect anything. This network will allow Kenyans to develop their own home solutions for the many socio-economic and commercial challenges they face”.