Liquid Telecom to Deploy and Operate South Sudan’s First Fibre Broadband Network

Liquid Telecom to Deploy and Operate South Sudan’s First Fibre Broadband Network Image Credit: Liquid

Leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom said it will implement and operate South Sudan’s first fibre broadband network.

The new fibre network will be connecting the country to the “One Africa” broadband network, which is approaching 70,000km across 13 African countries and to the rest of the world.

The phase one which is due to be completed before the end of 2019 will include a 300km fibre backbone operating from the border of Uganda, through South Sudan, to Juba. Multiple metro clusters will also support the capital city. The network will be expanded to other cities in subsequent phases, in time supporting the country’s 13 million citizens.

Liquid Telecom’s network will eventually make reliable and affordable internet connectivity available for nearly 13 million citizens of South Sudan, as well as thousands of businesses, government institutions and non-governmental organisations.

Strive Masiyiwa, Executive Chairman of Econet Global and Liquid Telekom
This modern ICT infrastructure will help address the most pressing challenges within South Sudan, including the urgent need for peace and state building, job creation and improved livelihoods. South Sudan’s 13 million citizens will be connected to 300 million people across the East African Community.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

For tips and feedback, email Ray at ray.sharma(at)thefastmode.com, or reach him on LinkedIn @raysharma10, Facebook @1RaySharma

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