Liquid Telecom has revealed the launch of its Fibre To The Home (FTTH) service. According to the company, the FTTH Service is expected to provide speeds of up to 100Mbps within Zambia.
According to the telco, the FTTH service will provide Zambians with real internet that will enable businesses to use cloud-based services as well as video conferencing based on OTT services.
The service, which is branded Fibroniks, is initially available to around 8,000 homes and businesses in Lusaka including the areas of Rhodes Park, Northmead, Long Acres, Sunningdale and Kabulonga.
This year, CEC Liquid Telecom will invest around US$15 million in the FTTH build, which will continue indefinitely and is expected to reach 20,000 premises in Lusaka by year-end. Services will become available as each targeted area is connected with a likelihood that the build will extend to Copperbelt towns by the end of the year.
Andrew Kapula, CEC Liquid Telecom Managing Director, stated that: “This is a major milestone in the development of Zambia’s telecoms infrastructure. We believe in the power of connectivity to change lives and will continue to invest in building a high-quality network which will enable our people and businesses to prosper.”