Liquid Dataport, a business of Liquid Intelligent Technologies (Liquid), has announced plans to expand its fibre backbone to connect Luanda, Angola and Lusaka, Zambia directly. The 2,500km fibre route will bring additional and affordable internet services, positively impacting the lives of millions of people along the way.
The expansion is part of Liquid’s vision of a One Africa Digital Network that links all African countries. The extension of this broadband route will ensure that enterprises in Zambia and Angola drive innovation and economic growth. It also aligns with the recent Memorandum of Understanding signed with the Government of Zambia, in which Liquid pledged to provide reliable and affordable connectivity and access to cloud services to all Zambians.
Benefits of the Expansion
The expansion of Liquid Dataport’s fibre backbone will have a number of benefits for both Angola and Zambia. For businesses, the new route will provide direct access to high-speed connectivity, which will be essential for supporting digital transformation and innovation. For consumers, the expansion will mean faster and more reliable internet access, which will open up new opportunities for education, entertainment, and economic participation.
The Impact on the Digital Economy
The expansion of Liquid Dataport’s fibre backbone is a significant investment in the digital economy of Angola and Zambia. The new route will help to bridge the digital divide and create new opportunities for businesses and consumers. It will also help to position the two countries as regional hubs for connectivity and innovation.
The Road Ahead
Liquid Dataport is committed to providing reliable and affordable connectivity to all Africans. The expansion of the fibre backbone to Angola and Zambia is a significant step towards achieving this goal. The company plans to continue investing in new infrastructure and partnerships to ensure that Africans have the connectivity they need to succeed in the digital age.