New Zamtel network connects Zambia to SADC region

3 Apr 2008

The Zambia Telecommunications company (Zamtel) has completed the construction of a fibre-optic network that will allow the country to become connected to the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC). Zamtel Managing Director Simon Tembo said construction of the USD48 million Lusaka Metropolitan Fibre Optic Cable is complete, and is expected to go into service next month. ‘The cable will provide businesses, government ministries and embassies with broadband connectivity,’ said Tembo.