Liquid Telecom Kenya has rolled out nationwide Internet of Things network covering 78% of the Kenyan population.
The 158 IoT base stations is an increase from 20 base stations that the telecoms group had in 2018.
The base stations, connected to Liquid Telecom’s fibre network aim at delivering guaranteed reliability and speed across the country.
Speaking during the 5th Lake Region Economic Bloc (LREB) summit held in Siaya, Mr William Oungo, Head of Government Business, Liquid Telecom, said that the delivery of the base stations was in line with the regional bloc’s resolution on improving ICT infrastructure to enhance service delivery within the LREB member counties.
Liquid Telecom Kenya has so far connected 41 counties.
“We are trying to make sure that the right environment for innovation, fields such as data science, machine learning and gaming can also be carried out in the rural counties as well as their commercialization without necessarily having to associate the urban towns with such capabilities,” he said.
Liquid Telecom is a communications services and solutions provider across 13 countries in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa.
It serves carrier, enterprise and retail customers with high-speed, reliable connectivity and digital services.
It has built Africa’s largest independent fibre network, spanning over 50,000km, with a combined 6,800 square metres of rack space.
The Telecom operates state-of-the-art data centres in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Nairobi.
This is in addition to leading cloud-based services, such as Microsoft Office365 and Microsoft Azure, and innovative digital content provision, including Netflix, NBA, TED and Kwese Play.
Through this combined offering, Liquid Telecom is enhancing customers’ experience on their digital journey