Liquid Telecom Kenya has rolled out a nationwide Internet of Things(IoT) network covering 78% of the Kenyan population. To add on, the company has rolled out 158 IoT base stations across the country. This is an increase from the initial 20 base stations the telecoms group had rolled by end of the year 2018.
The base stations connect to Liquid Telecom’s fibre network rolled out earlier in 41 counties in Kenya. The company aims at delivering guaranteed reliability and speed across the country.
Ahead of the summit. Key governors had signed key partnership deals with foreign investors expected to change the economic fortunes of member counties. With this rollout, Liquid Telecom is helping the counties achieve their economies of scale through improved networks. As well, the company is enhancing customers’ experience as part of their digital journey.
The economic bloc brings together 14 counties. They include Siaya, Homa Bay, Migori, Kakamega, Bungoma, Busia, Vihiga, Trans Nzoia, Kisii, Nyamira, Bomet, Nandi, Kisumu, and Kericho. The objective of the bloc is to leverage the economies of scale and shared resources . For instance, Lake Victoria to grow the region’s economy and improve the livelihood of the people in the member counties.
‘The delivery of the base stations is in line with the regional bloc’s resolution on improving ICT infrastructure to enhance service delivery within the LREB member counties.” said Mr William Oungo, Head of Government Business, Liquid Telecom Kenya.
Liquid Telecom Kenya has so far connected 41 counties and 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 associating the urban towns with such capabilities,” added Mr Oungo.
Among its deliverables, Liquid Telecom has so far built Africa’s largest independent fibre network, spanning over 50,000km across Africa.