Huawei adds Zambia’s Zamtel to its list of national fibre backbone roll-outs


Last Chinese equipment vendor Huawei added Zambian national incumbent Zamtel to its of national fibre backbone roll-outs.

According to Network World, Zambia Telecommunications (Zamtel) has inked a deal with Chinese equipment supplier Huawei Technologies for the latter to provide and build a national fibre-optic backbone; the new infrastructure is intended to extend the Lusaka Metropolitan fibre-optic project. The deal will see Huawei lay cables across more than ten routes across the country, and the total cost of both projects is believed to be US$48 million.