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More Africa NewsKenya: Liquid Telecom has already deployed 138 transmitting stations for its Internet of Things network

January 21, 2020by myles

The pan-African provider of Internet connectivity by optical fiber, Liquide Telecom, already covers 78% of Kenya with its network for the Internet of Things (IoT). 138 transmitting stations have already been deployed for this purpose.

They have increased by more than 75% the number of transmitting stations in the country, which still numbered only 20, installed by the company in 2018. Today, Liquid Telecom claims 158 base stations in the country.

During the 5th edition of the summit of the economic bloc of the lake region (LREB), held in Siaya, Liquid Telecom revealed that the deployed telecoms infrastructures are linked to the organization’s fiber optic network, and aims to offer a high quality of service in LREB member countries. 

In Kenya, William Oungo, director of government affairs at Liquid Telecom, said the telecoms company has already connected 41 out of 47 counties to the network, and is trying to ensure that the right environment for innovation technology (in areas such as data science, machine learning and games) can also be implemented in rural counties, as well as marketing without necessarily having to associate urban areas with these capacities.

Liquid Telecom entrusted the construction of its network for the Internet of Things to Sigfox, a company specializing in the provision of IoT networks and services. The related agreement was concluded in 2018, on August 16, in Nairobi, on the sidelines of the first day of the Summit on the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence in East Africa.

Source: Agency Ecofin