According to reports, Liquid Intelligent Technologies has introduced the Gaborone Metro Ring to Botswana’s local businesses. The metro ring, which will be introduced in two phases according to Liquid, will benefit hundreds of businesses in the first phase and incorporate additional connections in the second phase.
Liquid says the metro ring is a significant achievement in the telecommunications infrastructure of Gaborone which shows the successful collaboration between the public and private sectors to advance technology much to the benefit of Botswana.
Odirille Tamajobe, managing director of liquid Intelligent Technologies said: ‘’The launch of the first phase will reduce tariffs for local and international data products, making them more accessible to small and medium businesses that were previously disadvantaged compared to the larger enterprise’’
The new initiative marks Liquid’s growing interest in ensuring the growth of digital connectivity in Botswana. Liquid Intelligence turned on 82 kilometers of fiber in a cross-border network in Botswana in 2020. With this implementation, more people in Botswana were able to gain access to Liquid Intelligent Technologies’ network of more than 73,000 kilometers of Pan-African fiber and to the global digital economy.
Additionally, the company launched tech services last year to help Botswana-based businesses use cloud computing to remain competitive with foreign rivals. The most recent project will assist the government’s strategic strategy, Botswana Vision 2036, which aims to transition the nation’s economy from upper-middle-income to high-income status within the following 13 years.
“This initiative is a significant step towards Botswana realizing its potential as one of Africa’s expanding economic hubs. The completion of the first phase demonstrates Liquid’s dedication to meeting the increasing demand for connectivity and aligns with our vision of a digitally connected Botswana where no one is left behind.” Tamajobe added
The Cassava Tech-owned company believes that increased access to high-speed fibre connectivity is important for promoting not only telecommunications services for businesses and individuals but also substantial social and economic benefits.
The initiative according to Liquid also aligns with the government’s strategic plan, Botswana Vision 2036, which aims to raise the country’s economic status from upper -middle-income to high-income within the next thirteen years.
‘’It serves as the prime example of progress towards Botswana’s ambitious goals through technological development’’ the company explains.