Zambia’s Zamtel Set to Roll Out LTE Nationwide by 2015


The Zambia Telecommunications Company (Zamtel) plans to roll out its LTE network countrywide next year following successful trials. The company said it is currently pre-testing the 4G network in readiness for a commercial roll-out next year.

Zamtel launched its 4G network in Kitwe in January this year. The company also set also set up a walk-in 4G live experimental centre at its Kitwe office for customers to experience the technology.

But the company has said it plans rolling out the network in other towns next year in order to push for the delivery of advanced mobile communications services.

“Our 4G trials have been successful. We are currently pre-testing the 4G network in readiness for commercial launch next year,” said Zamtel chief executive officer Dr. Mupanga Mwanakatwe.Zambia will join MTN Zambia on the commercial roll-out of the 4G network in the country.

Source: Mobile World Mag 24 September 2014