The “backbone” map of the fibre network in Zimbabwe

The “backbone” map of the fibre network in Zimbabwe


Liquid Telecom Zimbabwe has announced the completion of fibre installation in the Victoria Falls area in preparation for the upcoming United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) event.


HumanIPO reported in July the government’s plans to reach cyber city status by August.

Wellington Makamure, managing director (MD) of Liquid Telecom Zimbabwe, revealed the company’s progress.

The completion of the communication centre as connected to major accommodation sites on high speed fibre links from South Africa now establishes Victoria Falls as a cyber city.

Zimbabwe managing director, Wellington Makamure addressed the press, customers and business partners on the strides Liquid has made in Zimbabwe in recent months especially to do with its now 2,700 km fibre network.

Victoria Falls FibreOne of the key updates shared was that the company, as UNWTO conference official partner, has connected all major hotels and lodges in Victoria Falls via fibre in preparation for next month.

The UNWTO General Assembly will take place in the resort town of Victoria Falls and Livingstone, Zambia between August 24 and 29.

“Liquid Telecom is the first in Zimbabwe, and one of the first on the continent to implement fibre using the a new technology of fibre called Gigabit-capable Passive Optical Networks (GPON)” said Makamure.

Fast facts about Liquid Telecoms  fibre installation:
Length of its fibre network 2 700 kilometres throughout Zimbabwe
UNWTO official partner Z
Gigabit-capable Passive Optical Networks First in Zimbabwe, One of the first in Africa
UNWTO Dates 24th – 29th August 2013
Venue of UNWTO Victoria Falls

“Every proud Zimbabwean has to do something to build the nation when faced with such a task to showcase the beauty of our nation and support it by connectivity,” The Herald reported.

Liquid telecom

Makamure considers it the company’s duty “to connect Africa to Africa” for more affordable communication costs.



Date: 25 July 2013