Zambia greets FTTH broadband service Fibroniks

DetailsRebecca Hawkes | 26 February 2015

A high speed fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) service, Fibroniks, has been launched in Zambia by CEC Liquid Telecom, offering subscribers unlimited data packages and a range of cloud-based services to support multiple devices.

CEC Liquid Telecom will invest around US$15 million in its FTTH build this year, with a stated aim to reach 20,000 premises in Lusaka by the end of December 2015. The build is scheduled to extend to Copperbelt towns, which will be served by high speed broadband capable of delivering online video by the end of the year.

Fibroniks, which is capable of providing speeds of up to 100Mbps, is initially available to around 8,000 homes and businesses in Lusaka, including the areas of Rhodes Park, Northmead, Long Acres, Sunningdale and Kabulonga.

"This is a major milestone in the development of Zambia's telecoms infrastructure. We believe in the power of connectivity to change lives and will continue to invest in building a high quality network which will enable our people and businesses to prosper," said Andrew Kapula, managing director, CEC Liquid Telecom.

CEC Liquid Telecom is a joint venture between The Liquid Telecom Group and Copperbelt Energy Corporation PLC (CEC), a Zambian power generation, transmission and distribution company.