Zamtel is on an expansion spree across Zambia!
Zamtel, which is officially known as Zambia Telecommunications Company Ltd, is a government-owned telecommunication service provider in Zambia. Apart from Airtel and MTN, Zamtel is one of the three mobile phone networks in the country.
Zamtel has recently declared that it is planning to install around 400 network communication towers across the South African country. So far, the firm has implemented 317 sites and will install an additional 400 sites by 2019. According to Changwe Kabwe, Corporate Communications Specialist of Zamtel, the company is confident and all set to erect additional 400 towers in 2019 from their overall target to install 1009 towers nationwide.
This exercise is part of Phase II of the government Communication Tower Project who total investment is USD 380 million, Changwe Kabwe asserted. The ongoing project has already started yielding positive results in some provinces, such as Eastern Luapula and Muchinga where Zamtel is having the largest network coverage, as reported by Lusaka Times.
"We will continue to pursue aggressive customer acquisition strategies to further grow the subscriber base. Over all, 4G network roll out in the rest of the Copperbelt, part of Central Province in areas such as Kapiri and Serenje and the rollout will be spread to Provincial Centers before the end of June 2019. We hope to launch 4G network in Lusaka before the end of September 2019," Kabwe further added.
On the other hand, he also provided hints on Zamtel's future plans of taking vital steps towards becoming a Digital Services Provider away from a Communication Services Provider by deploying a whole array of new digital services that will see the company integrating in other sectors of the economy.