In a compelling address at the recent Tech Expo, Mrs. Lillian T. Mutwalo, the Managing Director of Bayobab Zambia, highlighted the company’s pivotal role in advancing technological innovation and disruption in Zambia.
The event, attended by members from the Ministry of Technology and Science representing Honourable Felix Mutati, and various tech enthusiasts, showcased Bayobab Zambia’s commitment to steering the nation towards becoming the digital hub of Southern Africa.
Bayobab Zambia, a licensed entity providing open-access fiber services, has emerged as a leader with over 4,500 kilometers of proprietary fiber across Zambia.
Mrs. Mutwalo emphasized the profound impact technology has on our lives and the immense potential it holds for the future, not only in Zambia but globally. The company doesn’t merely ride the wave of change but actively leads it, contributing to the country’s digital transformation.
The Managing Director proudly shared that Bayobab Zambia is interconnected with seven neighboring countries, namely Angola, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
This strategic presence facilitates seamless communication, fostering collaboration, and unlocking opportunities for the entire continent. The company views disruptive technology as a tool for social inclusion and is on a mission to bridge the digital divide.
Mrs. Mutwalo disclosed that Bayobab Zambia has invested over $22 million to date in deploying terrestrial fiber in Zambia, reflecting a commitment to ensuring that everyone, regardless of location, deserves the benefits of a modern connected life.
This investment goes beyond infrastructure; it’s an investment in the future of the nation, where connectivity is considered a right, not a privilege.
Mrs. Mutwalo outlined key takeaways for fellow players in the dynamic field of disruptive technology. She stressed that collaboration is the cornerstone of progress and encouraged openness and accessibility in the industry.
She emphasized Bayobab Zambia’s dedication to providing reliable digital solutions on an open-access basis to Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and Internet Service Providers (ISPs), fostering an open ecosystem to catalyze innovation and uplift communities.
In conclusion, as Bayobab Zambia embraces disruptive technology, Mrs. Mutwalo urged the audience not to forget its transformative power. The company is not just deploying fiber; it is weaving the fabric of a more connected, inclusive, and prosperous future for Zambia and beyond. Together, let us embark on this journey and transform Zambia into the digital hub of Southern Africa, she emphasized.