Liquid Telecom plans Ugandan expansion

29 Oct 2014

The pan-African telco and internet services provider (ISP) Liquid Telecom has announced plans to invest UGX2 billion (USD730,000) in its Ugandan subsidiary Infocom to expand its fibre-optic backbone infrastructure around the country and to boost its metro network in the capital Kampala’s central business district (CBD). A report from BizTech Africa says that the company is looking to improve the speed, availability, reliability and affordability of internet services for business users in towns across the country so that services are on a par with those being offered in Kampala.

‘Utilising Africa’s largest cable network to reach rural towns in Uganda, and to offer a world class service within Kampala’s CBD, is in line with our vision of fuelling the country’s accelerated economic growth, said Hans Haerdtle, Liquid Telecom’s Chief Technical Officer for East Africa and CEO of Infocom. The new Ugandan infrastructure will connect to Liquid Telecom’s regional fibre network in East Africa and its 18,000km fibre system which spans East, Central and Southern Africa.