CEC Liquid Telecoms expected to cut broadband cost

INTERNET

|
Image: By BiztechAfrica
CEC Liquid Telecoms expected to cut broadband cost

By Edith Mwale, Lusaka, Zambia

The high cost of broadband services in Zambia is expected to fall significantly following the launch of CEC Liquid Telecoms, which will provide competition in the wholesale broadband market.

CEC Liquid Telecoms is a joint venture between Copperbelt Energy Corporation, a private power utility company in Zambia and Liquid Telecoms of Mauritius.

The company is also expected to enhance competition in the broadband market and result in reduced cost of telecommunication and internet services in the country.

The Minister of Communications, Christopher Yaluma, said while the country has made tremendous progress in the roll-out of mobile communication services, the quality and access to the internet and broadband services is very restrictive due to high cost and poor service.

Officially launching the company, Yaluma also said with CEC Liquid Telecoms, the Zambian government was looking forward to seeing all communities both in rural and urban areas having access to high quality and efficient ICT services.

“So the coming into operation of CEC Liquid Telecoms is a positive development as it is government’s desire that access to broadband should be accessible to all citizens and does not remain a preserve of only a few individual,” Yaluma said.

And CEC Liquid Telecoms managing director Garth Schooling said his company had helped connect Zambia into a world of research and educational community.

Schooling said the coming of CEC Liquid Telecoms had stimulated competition in the country resulting in reduction of internet pricing by between 67 to 83 percent.

He said the prices are set to fall further with new routes into and out of Zambia and the advent of high capacity undersea cables.

The joint venture is currently carrying close to one gigabyte per second of commercial bandwidth between Zambia and the rest of the world.



Share the News

Get Daily Newsletter

Search News

comments powered by Disqus

MORE INTERNET NEWS

MTN Business encourages transport and logistics industry to realise the impact of M2M

If embraced and implemented properly, M2M has numerous abilities to provide South African fleet managers with useful information regarding fuel usage, routing, and vehicle diagnostics, says MTN Business.     Read More

Nigeria satellite resources to boost economic growth

The Management of NigComSat says Nigeria’s satellite resources are primed to help the nation in accelerating robust ICT infrastructure to boost economic development for the country. Read More

Win for Kenyan bloggers as court quashes controversial law

Bloggers and social media users in Kenya have with sighed relief with quashing of a contentious section of law that State has been using to prosecute individuals who were mostly perceived to be critics of the establishment.  Read More

Africa-1 Consortium signs MOU

MTN Group, PCCW Global, Saudi Telecom Company (STC), Telecom Egypt (TE) and Telkom South Africa have signed an agreement on the construction of the new “Africa-1” submarine cable system. Read More

10 reasons 4G LTE makes sense for your business

Choosing mobile phones and tablets that use a 4G LTE connection will give businesses the digital clout they need to maximise productivity, says Qualcomm. Read More

ZACR responds to court ruling

ZACR says a new temporary ruling means that domain names ending with .Africa cannot be currently offered for registration by the ZACR and its Registrar partners.  Read More

Nigeria plans in-country data hosting

Maher Jarmakani, Minister Adebayo Shittu and Ayotunde Coker Nigeria’s Minister of Communications says once Nigerian data centres have enough capacity, the Nigerian government will put a stop to its data being hosted abroad. Read More

New online shopping portal open for business in Kenya

A new e-commerce website, Cartelia, is now open for business across Kenya. Read More

Kenyan Blogger arrested for allegedly sending a bank out of business

Kenyan Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet In a bid to tame social media negative impact on the financial sector, Kenyan Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet on Friday announced the arrest of blogger David Mukunzi Zawadi. Read More

Construction commences on Angola Cables' South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) by NEC

Angola Cables S.A. and NEC Corporation have announced that the contract to build the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS), the first subsea fiber optic cable system ever to connect Africa and South America in the southern hemisphere has come into force.  Read More

PRESS OFFICES

Sage EnterpriseSAP AfricaTrust PayVMWareSamsung ElectronicsMitsumi DistributionPhoenix DistributionMTN BusinessSchneider ElectricMultichoiceMicrosoft 4AfrikaNetworks UnlimitedArbor Networks

FEATURED STORY

Nigeria satellite resources to boost economic growthNigeria satellite resources to boost economic growth

The Management of NigComSat says Nigeria’s satellite resources are primed to help the nation in accelerating robust ICT infrastructure to boost economic development for the country.

IN DEPTH

IBM Opens First Cloud Data Centre in South AfricaIBM Opens First Cloud Data Centre in South Africa

IBM is opening a new IBM Cloud Data Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. The new cloud center is the result of a close collaboration with Gijima and Vodacom and is designed to support cloud adoption and customer demand across the continent.  

COMPANY NEWS

RSA research reveals blind spots in threat detection

RSA, The Security Division of EMC, has released the results of a new Threat Detection Effectiveness Survey.

Networks Unlimited event highlights SimpliVity's new Omnistack Software

Leading data protection focused distributor invites hyperconverged vendor to discuss disaster recovery and data protection.

MTN and Ericsson lead the way with first LTE-U network

To future proof its business, MTN SA, together with Ericsson, has successfully trialled LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) at MTN’s flagship channel store in Morningside, Johannesburg.