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Fiber Optic Network in Siaya County

August 25, 2014

Scope of work: To Install Fiber Optic Network in Siaya County. Background: Liquid Telecom Kenya (LTK) Africa s leading data, voice and IP provider, is installing a $2 million (Ksh175 million) fiber optic network in Siaya County, the first its kind in rural Kenya, to open the areas underserved in terms of internet access. The move is part of firm s plan to invest $50 million dollars in partnerships with counties in the next 24 months to roll out data connectivity projects that will see more counties benefit from projects similar to that in Siaya County. Through the Wide Area Network (WAN) concept, the internet will link the county headquarters, sub counties and wards together, with a connection back to the central government. This will allow Internet users in the county reliable and affordable access to local and global websites. The installation process will see 50 staff employed with further roles being created to handle maintenance of fibre optics and wireless networks in the county. Rural Internet connectivity is rather poor in Kenya due to lack of infrastructure. What LTK primarily seeks to achieve in the partnership with the Siaya County government is open up the county to new business opportunities and improve government functionality. There are vast human and capital resources lying idle in Siaya. Connecting the county to the rest of Kenya and the world will in turn enable businesses and the county government register increased productivity at reduced costs. Project Location: Siaya County, Kenya

Project completion date : 2016-07-31 12:00:00

Major organization : LIQUID TELECOM KENYA (LTK)

Address : 5th Floor, Ebene Mews 57 Cybercity Ebene

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Source: TendersInfo (India)

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