Britain’s development finance agency has announced a significant investment in the African fibre-broadband provider.

Liquid Telecom, a high-speed internet firm based in Mauritius, has this week won new investment worth $180m from the UK government’s development finance agency CDC Group, Reuters has reported.

The business said it would use the funding to expand its pan-African broadband network. Nick O’Donohoe, CEO of CDC, said: “Digital infrastructure is still a major problem for Africa’s governments, people and businesses.”