Liquid Telecom expands fibre access in Botswana

Liquid Telecom is extending fibre access through Botswana’s Lobatse border to Gaborone, an initiative that will dramatically increase connectivity and network capacity in the country.

The pan-African telecoms group is activating 82 km of fibre in a cross-border network into Botswana.

This deployment will give more people in Botswana access to Liquid Telecom’s footprint of over 73,000 km of pan-African fibre, and improved access to the global digital economy.

This extension connects the Lobatse border to Gaborone with the intention of providing effective mobility and connectivity in Botswana, offering 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.

Liquid Telecom Botswana did not have a cross-border connectivity network before this fibre deployment. With this link going live, the organisation says it has started making inroads to establish itself as a dominant presence in Botswana and intends to offer businesses and consumers with greater reach and network speeds across the country.

This expansion also emphasizes on growing Liquid Telecom’s wholesale, enterprise and retail offering across Botswana, resulting in better customer service and the delivery of new products.

The company says that Botswana operations will be a vital part of its focus on the Southern Africa region, alongside Zimbabwe, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia.