Internet service provider (ISP) Liquid Telecom Rwanda is planning to introduce fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) services in the capital of Kigali where it has already built a metropolitan fibre ring, AllAfrica reports. Liquid Telecom Rwanda’s retail business will offer speeds of up to 100Mbps which, when combined with unlimited capacity, will provide home connections comparable to those used by large multinational corporations, enabling home users to experience high definition video, live TV streaming and uninterrupted voice-over-internet protocol (VoIP) calling.
Future plans for the FTTH service include offering value-added services (VAS) and over-the-top (OTT) services, similar to those currently on offer in Zimbabwe. Sam Nkusi, chairman of Liquid Telecom Rwanda, said: ‘We are an ambitious company which is investing heavily in laying new fibre across the nation and direct to people’s doors. We are building a 21st century network which will help our country continue to grow and prosper.’
As previously reported by CommsUpdate, in September 2014 Liquid Telecom Rwanda disclosed plans to invest RWF24 billion (USD34 million) in the country, as part of its USD200 million African expansion plan, with the money earmarked for network infrastructure upgrades. The ISP is looking to connect 3,500 homes and commercial buildings by the end of 2014.