Liquid Telecom Kenya, largest Internet Service Provider (ISP), has announced it is connecting the Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KeRRA) headquarters to all 47 of its regional offices across Kenya over the next two weeks through fast and reliable internet.
The telecom company has a sophisticated network of fibre laid across the country as well as within towns, but still also provides wireless broadband and radio intenet links.
Access to high-speed internet will accelerate road bidding and commissioning and reduce costs for the KeRRA, allowing it to focus more funds on road construction.
KeRRA’s 47 regional offices will be connected to a Wide Area Network with a 2Mbps capacity, while the headquarters will have an aggregated 40Mbps internet link.
“Our comprehensive point of presence (PoP) network across Kenya means we can now provide networks for organisations at enormous speed,” said Francis Otieno, National Account Manager at Liquid Telecom Kenya.
Liquid Telecom Kenya, part of Liquid Telecom Africa will provide last mile connectivity through fibre links to three of KeRRA’s offices and its headquarters, while four more are located in fibre ready areas. A further 23 will be served by high-speed wireless broadband links and 13 with radio internet links.
“Achieving reach into every corner of Kenya has positioned us to be able to offer national solutions in a way that is increasingly transforming lives – be it Wi-Fi in schools, the laying of fibre withKenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO) and now in connecting KeRRA nationwide,” said Adil El Youssefi CEO Liquid Telecom Kenya.
El Youssefi said Liquid Telecom is committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 9 of building resilient infrastructure to promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
“We are looking to improve on efficiency by connecting and harmonizing all our internal functions, across IT, finance, and human resource management, and achieve an end-to-end platform with a minimum human interface for maximum efficiency in our service delivery,” said Fred Bitta, KeRRA’s ICT Manager.
“The new connectivity across all our regional offices and headquarters will allow us leverage on digital platforms and solutions, such as video conferencing and VoIP to enhance and speed up information sharing,” added Bitta.
In addition to our Mauritius-based holding company, the Liquid Telecom Group has operating companies across the continent in Botswana, the DRC, Kenya, Lesotho, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia, Zimbabwe and the UK.