A Cassava Technologies (Cassava) business in Zambia, Liquid Intelligent Technologies, is expanding its operations to Central Province by launching its first office in Mkushi.
The company said in a statement that the launch will bring high-speed connectivity and a suite of intelligent technologies to the district for the first time.
Speaking at the launch, CEO of Liquid Intelligent Technologies Zambia, Mark Townsend, said, “Mkushi is an agriculture town well-known for its large commercial farms. We realised that this underserved community is key to ensuring that we take one more step towards creating a digitally connected future that leaves no Zambian behind. The proliferation of high-speed connectivity and digital services by Liquid will empower commercial farmers and others in this sector, ultimately increasing the viability for more foreign direct investment to the agriculture sector in Zambia”.
“Liquid has over 100 000 km of wholly-owned fibre network across the continent, complemented by our VSAT network, which ensures that we can provide high-speed connectivity to the remotest parts of Zambia and the wider continent,” Townsend added,
As the country pursues its Smart Zambia strategy, Zambia’s government continues to work closely with Liquid and other public-private partnerships (PPP).
In May, Liquid Intelligent Technologies partnered with PEACE Cable Company to introduce 800Gbps of additional subsea capacity in Mombasa on the highly-anticipated global submarine cable.
The companies noted that submarine cable would increase the availability of high-speed, reliable internet connectivity across Africa, leveraging Liquid’s 100,000km of terrestrial fibre across 12 countries.
According to the companies, the additional capacity will help increase the proliferation of faster and more affordable internet, Cloud and cyber security services.