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Zamtel joins Zambia’s LTE race

By , ITWeb’s Zambian correspondent.
Zambia , 22 Jan 2014

Zamtel joins Zambia’s LTE race

The Zambia Telecommunications Company (Zamtel) has become the second mobile phone operator in Zambia after MTN to launch a Long Term Evolution (LTE) network.

Last week, MTN Zambia launched what was the country’s first LTE network in four major towns.

But Zamtel has only launched its 4G network in Kitwe.

The company; however, said it plans to roll-out the network in other towns in order to push the delivery of advanced mobile communication services.

Zamtel chief executive officer Mupanga Mwanakatwe said the company remains steadfast in its commitment to providing cost effective and relevant communications solution to its customers.

Mwanakatwe said Zamtel has also set-up a walk-in 4G live experimental centre at its Kitwe office for customers to experience the technology.

“Zamtel customers in Kitwe will have the opportunity to experience the phenomenal speeds offered by 4G technology-which can deliver in excess of 50 mbps and represents a quantum leap in performance when compared to 3G technology. The 4G technology will provide a platform for data-hungry services and applications such as IPTV and interactive gaming,” Mwanakatwe said.

Mwanakatwe added that next generation mobile broadband is a ‘game-changer’ that will transform the ICT landscape in Zambia, opening up a host of new possibilities in the field of mobile commerce, education and health.

Zamtel is owned by the Zambian government and has just over one million customers.

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