Liberia’s LTA teams up with K-Net to deliver telecoms to Grand Kru

27 Feb 2020

The Daily Observer reports that the Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA) has issued a statement noting that working in partnership with privately-owned towerco K-Net, it is looking to provide cellular communications services in Parluken District #2, Grand Kru County. The LTA announcement confirmed that the installation of towers for the provision of mobile services to that rural part of Liberia has begun. ‘The issue about communication in the remotest part of Liberia is … alarming and disheartening but the case with Parluken, Grand Kru County is gradually becoming an easy one as a team from the [LTA] and K-NET are now in Parluken to set up the first towers,’ the release said. A spokeswoman for the regulator, Jarsea Burphy, said that the LTA and Parluken officials have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) outlining each party’s responsibilities under the plan. K-Net reportedly won the proof of concept (PoC) to manage the project which will ultimately provide telecoms towers for both incumbent mobile network operators, Orange Liberia and Lonestar Cell-MTN. Ms Burphy also said that temporary Wi-Fi wireless internet services are presently available for the first time in Parluken District, providing residents there their first experience of internet connectivity.