Ketraco, Liquid Telecom agree to extend internet to Somalia, Ethiopia and Uganda

Friday 26 October 2018 | 10:35 CET | News
Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (Ketraco) and Liquid Telecom have signed an agreement to extend affordable internet to Somalia, Ethiopia and Uganda. Liquid Telecom CEO Adil Youssefi said his organisation will lease Ketraco's electricity transmission lines to carry internet traffic from the undersea cables that terminate at the port of Mombasa to the rest of East Africa. Youssefi said it hopes to provide connectivity to Somalia and Ethiopia by early 2019.

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Liquid Telecom
Countries: Ethiopia / Kenya / Somalia / Uganda
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