Data and IP service provider Liquid Telecom has announced that it is has completed 4,200 km of fibre infrastructure connecting 39 counties in Kenya
According to the company, businesses such as banks have driven the demand for fibre in other territories around the country. Banking institutions rely on connectivity for their day to day activities. Government parastatals and county bodies are also active in the counties and need Internet connection, added Liquid Telecom.
Ben Roberts, CEO of Liquid Telecom Kenya, said, “We believe that everyone has the right to be connected and thus investing in fibre infrastructure will help us in our goal to connect every person and business in Africa. Internet offers unprecedented opportunities for economic growth in developing countries.
“By providing access to information, connecting people to businesses everywhere, and opening up new markets, the Internet can transform the very nature of an economy and support economic development.”
Liquid Telecom said it has connected 25 parastatals in Kenya and supports 80 per cent of Kenyan banks.