More Africa NewsLiberia: CSquared obtained national license from telecoms regulator to extend its fiber optic network

November 5, 2021by myles0

In 2017, the government of Liberia decided to take advantage of CSquared’s telecoms infrastructure to accelerate the modernization of public service in Monrovia. This time, he has the ambition to reach the whole country.

The Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA) granted wholesale telecom infrastructure provider CSquared a national license on Tuesday (November 2nd). The signing of the related documents took place on the sidelines of Liberia’s Digital Transformation, an event organized by the two institutions in Monrovia the capital. With this resource in its possession, the company can now deploy its fiber optic network across the entire territory of Liberia.

Welcoming this rise in the telecoms market, CSquared said on its Twitter account “that with our new national license, we look forward to continuing to invest in Liberia’s ICT sector  “. The company stressed “that  with 60% of Liberia’s population under the age of 24, we know how important broadband infrastructure is in meeting the data consumption needs of this population  .”

CSquared has been operating in Liberia since 2017 under its Telecom Infrastructure Service Provider License. Its activity of leasing capacity to mobile network operators, Internet service providers and the government of Liberia has long been concentrated in the capital where the company has already deployed 180 km of optical fiber.

CSquared Liberia had also entered into a tripartite partnership with the government of Liberia and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to connect 51 government institutions to reliable broadband networks as part of digitization and development initiatives. economy in Monrovia, after the Ebola epidemic of 2014-2016.

According to the LTA, by granting this national license to CSquared to extend optical fiber to the whole country, the aim is to improve open access to broadband throughout Liberia, enabling universal access to services such as e-health, e-education, e-banking and e-government. 

Source: Agence Ecofin

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