CEC Liquid Telecom Zambia, JV between Zambia’s energy transmission firm Copperbelt Energy Corporation PLC and the Liquid Telecom Group have today announced plans to invest more than US$15m to make fibre-based broadband available to the doorsteps of Zambian homes and businesses and appointed Andrew Kapula as Managing Director of CEC Liquid Telecom in Zambia.
“It’s great to be leading the team in Zambia and we will be working extremely hard to increase our market share, penetrate new markets and continue to provide businesses and homes with the fastest and most reliable broadband service in the country, coupled with outstanding customer service. Liquid Telecom is building Africa’s digital future and I share the company’s belief that everyone should have access to fast broadband,” said Mr. Kapula.
Mr Kapula will oversee CEC Liquid Telecom Zambia’s expansion into new vertical markets and the diversification of its product portfolio including regional and international IP backhaul, transit and leased lines for mobile operators and multi-sited business institutions.
CEC Liquid Telecom Zambia also aims to expand its fibre and wireless backbone infrastructure (GPON and 4G LTE). The firm has built a fibre network with more than 1200km and offers wholesale capacity in all of Zambia’s ten provinces.
With over 17 years in telecoms and IT roles, Mr Kapula has served on the board of CEC Liquid Telecom since 2011 and has worked at CEC for more than 17 years. He was also instrumental within the team that designed and built CEC’s fibre network, which runs alongside its power network.