Liquid to launch new data centre in Zambia
Liquid Zambia is planning to launch a new data centre in response to increasing data-hosting needs from local businesses and hyperscalers establishing presence in the country.
The Cassava Technologies-owned business announced the plans yesterday after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the government of Zambia to accelerate the country's digital transformation.
In the MOU, Liquid Zambia committed to launch a new data centre, expand its fibre network to connect more towns across the country, and build the physical infrastructure needed to connect schools and clinics.
The agreement was originally signed by Felix Mutati, Zambia's Minister of Technology and Science, and Nic Rudnick, group deputy chair of Liquid Intelligent Technologies, during the fifth United Nations conference on the Least Developed Countries, which took place in Doha, Qatar, last month.
With the signing of this MOU, Liquid Zambia says it reaffirms its commitment to the country’s digital transformation and economic growth.
Hardy Pemhiwa, president and Group CEO, Cassava Technologies, said: “We recognise the significant efforts that the Zambian government is making to accelerate the country’s digital transformation and share His Excellency, President Hichilema’s vision for the development of Zambia’s digital economy. Given the conducive investment environment, we are committed to further investments in Zambia’s digital infrastructure.”
Mark Townsend, CEO, Liquid Intelligent Technologies, Zambia, added: “We are committed to seeing the country thrive. Being able to contribute meaningfully to its socio-economic growth and infrastructural development by sharing our knowledge and skills, and through the provision of the infrastructure and services needed by Zambia in this growth phase.”