Zambian broadband wholesaler CEC Liquid Telecom says it will invest more than USD 15 million in 2014 to improve and expand its infrastructure. MD Chabuka Kawesha said the bulk of the investment would be spent on laying a large fibre network across rail lines, Post of Zambia reported. Kawesha hopes the fibre optic expansion will help boost internet penetration and accessibility in the country.
CEC Liquid Telecoms is a joint venture by Zambian power company Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC), and Liquid Telecom, a major player in Zambia’s optic fibre deployment for wholesale internet. It has built and operates a countrywide fibre network, over which it will provide wholesale capacity and terrestrial internet bandwidth to public and private institutions. CEC Liquid Telecom also provides access to alternative international terrestrial telecommunication gateways.