The Liberia Telecommunication Corporation or LIBTELCO, provider of internet services here, discloses plan to extend services to counties closer to the nation’s capital, Monrovia.
Deputy Managing Director for Operations, Anderson SloberChea said, the new services which are already in full swing in Monrovia, will first be taken to Grand Bassa, Margibi and Bomi Counties, respectively to be followed by other counties with high economic activities.
Speaking to Prime Morning Drive Tuesday, July 21, a live talk show hosted by Prime FM in Monrovia, Mr. Chea said these services, which are coming to full implementation, were slowed down as a result of the Corona Virus outbreak in the country.
He said under the watchful eyes of President George Manneh Weah and in the full implementation of the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development, the corporation is returning to its pre-war status, providing services to Liberians, foreign missions and concessions.
He noted that the dream of the current management is to ensure every home within the capital is given the opportunity of service, adding that with the fastest internet, LIBTELCO provides telephone, internet, fax, and radio services to Monrovia, as the sole company licensed by the Liberia Telecommunications Authority to provide fixed line telephone services to the public.
Mr. Chea further disclosed the Corporation has deployed and make operational a high speed IP Backhaul Data Ring network that connects all existing tower sites thus, implementing an "above ground high speed data ring" surrounding Monrovia and outlying areas, which is intended to give Liberians access to global internet services, including research works by students. He added that entrainment centers will have internet services with chips sold at low price in Liberian dollar. By E.J. Nathaniel Daygbor