Liquid Telecom targets government, private businesses, with IOT launch next year

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Data, voice and IP provider Liquid Telecom is aiming to lease out its Internet of Things (IOT) to governments and private companies when the firm launches the service in the first quarter of 2019.

An increase in revenue generated from business internet services from 47 per cent in 2017 to 56 per cent in 2018 is reported to have warranted the swing in target audience.

According to the Business Daily, the firm has already completed the setting up of a 5,000 Km fibre cable that stretches across all 47 Kenyan counties as it makes final preparations for the incoming launch.

Similarly, the firm revealed that the new IOT service will be convenient to use for individual customers and businesses alike as it will offer a versatile range of technological solutions.

“Our ecosystem can now support national IOT services at extremely low costs such as car tracking, urban air quality analysis, agricultural ventures, among others. We are supporting several pilot IOT products ahead of the planned launch in Quarter one next year,” Adil El Youssefi the Liquid Telecom CEO Kenya is quoted as saying by the Business Daily.

Liquid Telecom is the leading independent data, voice and IP supplier in eastern, central and southern Africa. It supplies fibre optic, satellite and international carrier services to Africa’s largest mobile network operators, ISPs and businesses of all sizes. It also provides payment solutions to financial institutions and retailers, as well as award winning data storage and communication solutions to businesses across Africa and beyond.

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