Liquid unveils internet relief package for Zim firms

Staff Reporter

Telecoms group, Liquid Telecom, Monday unveiled a six month internet promotion for its loyal enterprise customers in Zimbabwe that will see them enjoy between 20 and 30 additional bandwidth for free.

The relief, which kicks off on March 23, translates to 36 gigabytes of data.

“The promotion is enormous and will impact all sectors of the economy including the mining, retail, tourism and financial services sectors,” regional chief executive officer, Wellington Makamure said.

“We would like our valued customers to enjoy this relief which will run for six months. We want to help their businesses to come up because they are our lifeline because for us to survive they must survive also. So, we saw it necessary to assist them. Liquid Telecom is playing a vital role in supporting businesses and the customers they serve with faster, higher capacity internet without additional expense. As a result, many organisations across Zimbabwe should be in a stronger position to maintain service delivery.”

The new offer comes after the successful roll-out of ‘Edu-zones’, a corporate social responsibility initiative, under which free internet access has been provided to thousands of students through free Wi-Fi at over 48 tertiary institutions across the country.

The company has also partnered the Ministry of Health and Child Care to provide a similar service for medical staff across the country through what is called MedZones.

“We are targeting 13 hospitals. We have already done seven and the remainder is work in progress,” Makamure said.

Liquid Telecom’s fibre broadband network covers about 20,000km in Zimbabwe. It also provides its services across 13 countries primarily in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa that serves mobile operators, carriers, enterprise, media and content companies and retail customers with connectivity, hosting and co-location and digital services.

The company boast of having built one of Africa’s largest independent fibre networks, stretching more than 70,000km and operates data centres in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Nairobi, with a combined potential 19,000 square metres of rack space and 80MW of power. 

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