The Fibre to Home service will provide speeds of up to 100Mbps, the fastest broadband ever available in Zambia and Africa allowing homes and businesses of all sizes access superfast broadband with unlimited data packages.
The service will also provide Zambians with the Real Internet enabling businesses to use cloud-based services as well as video conferencing based on Over the Top services, like Skype.
The service will enable the whole family to be online at once using multiple devices.
The service is initially available to around 8,000 homes and businesses in Lusaka including the areas of Rhodes Park, Northmead, Longacres, Sunningdale and Kabulonga.
Announcing the development in Lusaka this morning, CEC Liquid Telecom Managing Director Andrew Kapula said his firm will invest around US$15 million in the Fibre to Home infrastructure which will continue indefinitely and is expected to reach 20,000 premises in Lusaka by year-end.
An initial pilot project last year received extremely positive feedback from customers who were impressed with both the speed and reliability.
Mr Kapula said “This is a major milestone in the development of Zambia’s telecoms infrastructure. We believe in the power of connectivity to change lives and will continue to invest in building a high-quality network which will enable our people and businesses to prosper.”
Today’s announcement cements CEC Liquid Telecom’s position as the country’s most reliable and consistent broadband provider.
Last month, the company announced a US$5 million investment in building a new fibre link between Lusaka and Victoria Falls in Livingstone to provide both retail and wholesale customers with the most reliable, high-speed broadband connectivity in Southern Zambia.
CEC Liquid Telecom is a joint venture between The Liquid Telecom Group and Copperbelt Energy Corporation PLC (CEC), a Zambian power generation, transmission and distribution company.
Its nationwide fibre network is the first fully-redundant network in Zambia, providing SLAs at a level not previously experienced in the country.
International access is through the multi-award-winning pan-African fibre and satellite networks of The Liquid Telecom Group, which connect to five different sea cables-WACS, EASSY, SEACOM, SAT3 and TEAMs.
CEC Liquid Telecom provides IP Transit, MPLS, backhaul, disaster recovery and data protection services to a wide variety of customers: businesses of all sizes including financial institutions and tourism-related companies, Government and education institutions as well as operators and ISPs.