Update: Liquid Telecom contacted us today with a more updated map, which, since this article was still fresh, we just updated the article by replacing the old one.If you want higher res, you can click on the map to download a PDF version.
One clear measure of the progress that the country is making in connecting its population to the rich resource that is the internet, is the physical infrastructure installed at any particular time. Especially the fibre. So we were too glad to know last week that Liquid Telecom is laying 2.7 km of fibre a day in Zimbabwe. Naturally, we were interested in seeing the “backbone” map of the fibre network, and they shared it with us. Here:
We are told the map may be a month old, but since this doesn’t include Fibre to the Home, that’s a not a big deal. Liquid Telecom has the largest fibre footprint in Zimbabwe and, since earlier this year, on the continent as well. We will be making effort to get more maps from the other companies doing fibre in Zimbabwe, namely; PowerTel, Africom and Telecontract.