CEC Liquid Telecoms to spend USD15m on infrastructure upgrade

30 Jan 2014

Zambian broadband wholesaler CEC Liquid Telecoms has announced plans to invest more than USD15 million this year in improving and expanding its infrastructure, the Post of Zambia reports. CEC Liquid Telecom managing director Dr Chabuka Kawesha was cited as saying that the bulk of the investment will be spent on laying fibre along railway lines, with the executive saying: ‘Last year we did layout in North Western Province, this year we are touching all provincial centres of Zambia.’

CEC Liquid Telecoms is a joint venture between Zambian power company Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC) and Liquid Telecom, and as noted in TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database it went live with the first phase of its project to deploy a countrywide fibre network across Zambia in November 2011. The first stage connected Lusaka with the Copperbelt region, while the second phase will connect the cities of Chirundu, Ndola, Kabwe, Chingola and Chililabombwe.

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