In a groundbreaking development set to reshape the telecommunication landscape and support the burgeoning demand for high-speed internet, Liquid Intelligent Technologies, a Cassava Technologies business, and a pan-African technology group, unveils the Gaborone Metro Ring. This high-capacity, high-speed, and secure telecommunication network will boost local businesses, catalyzing Botswana’s economic growth and propelling the nation into a new era of digital transformation.
The Gaborone Metro is being rolled out in two phases, with the initial phase aiming to benefit a multitude of businesses and the subsequent phase promising even broader connectivity. According to Odirile Tamajobe, the Managing Director of Liquid Intelligent Technologies Botswana, “The launch of the first phase will reduce tariffs for local and international data products, making it more accessible to small and medium businesses that have previously been disadvantaged as compared to the larger enterprises.”
High-speed fiber connectivity is significant in not only upgrading telecommunication services for businesses and individuals but also bringing about substantial social and economic benefits. By providing a comprehensive and efficient telecommunication network, the Gaborone Metro Ring assumes a pivotal role in the growth and expansion plan of the region.
On top of that, it will also generate employment opportunities and contribute to an overall upswing in the nation’s economy. With a strategic focus on the densely populated regions in Gaborone, this initiative is poised to revolutionize the telecommunications sector and support the escalating demand for high-speed internet as local businesses navigate their digital transformation journeys.
“This project is a major milestone in Botswana realising its potential as one of Africa’s growing economic hubs. The completion of the first phase reinforces Liquid’s commitment to meeting the growing demand for connectivity and aligns with our vision of a digitally connected Botswana in which no one is left behind,” states Tamajobe.
The project also stands as a strong supporter of the government’s strategic plan, Botswana Vision 2036. The ambitious plan aims to elevate the country’s economic status from upper-middle-income to high-income status within the next 13 years. The Gaborone Metro Ring serves as a concrete representation of progress towards Botswana’s ambitious goals through technological development.
The Metro Ring represents a significant achievement in Gaborone’s telecommunications infrastructure, showcasing the successful collaboration between the public and private sectors to advance technology for the benefit of Botswana. The Metro Ring symbolises Liquid Botswana’s high-level digital infrastructure capability and unwavering commitment to steer and create sector growth opportunities aggressively whilst increasing its market share.