Liquid Telecom to provide connectivity for UNWTO

Fibre optic Laura NagleLiquid Telecom will provide connectivity for the UNWTO with a new fibre network. (Image source: Laura Nagle)Liquid Telecom has announced it will provide connectivity for the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), which will be hosted by the Zambian and Zimbabwean governments

The event will take place from 24-29 August 2013 in Livingstone, Zambia and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

Liquid Telecom Zimbabwe and CEC Liquid Telecom Zambia have implemented a new fibre to connect all major hotels and international airports in Lusaka, Livingstone and Victoria Falls to its existing fiber network,according to a statement issued by the organisation’s public relations representative, Bridget Fishleigh.

In addition, Liquid has installed Wi-Fi throughout the hotels and airports, the statement read.

The Liquid Telecom Group has built Africa’s largest single fiber network, which runs from the north of Uganda to Cape Town, South Africa on a single thread.

In total, its open access Pan-African fiber network spans over 13,000km across Botswana, DRC, Kenya, Lesotho, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

It is the first fibre network to cross country borders and covers Africa’s fastest-growing economies where no fixed network has existed before.

“Our fibre network is essential to the success of Africa’s Digital Future. We believe in the power of connectivity to transform lives," said Nick Rudnick, CEO of The Liquid Telecom Group.

Nawa Mutumweno

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