In South Africa, the State Information Technology Agency (SITA) has assigned Liquid Telecom to deploy high broadband internet in Eastern Cape. This connection will be used by the local government to ameliorate its services to residents in hospitals, schools and provincial offices.
The acting CEO of the SITA, Ntutule Tshenye, declared, “The provision of broadband connectivity is key to the modernization of government in order to ensure improved service delivery to our citizens. This connectivity will serve as a key enabler for the Eastern Cape Government and will ensure that a sound foundation exists which can be leveraged for its’ Digital Transformation Journey as well as ensure that South Africa is able to benefit from the opportunities presented by the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The partnership between SITA, Liquid Telecom and the Eastern Cape Provincial Government also aims to demonstrate that it is possible to deploy pervasive high-speed broadband in a rural province so as to ensure that the objectives of SA Connect are met.”
With this deal, Liquid Telecom boosts up its presence in South Africa. In November 2018, they inked a deal with the Western Cape government to position 1422 Wi-Fi access points in the twelve municipalities of that province.