Celtel Zambia to spend USD70 million on expansion

29 Jul 2008

Celtel Zambia, one of Kuwait-based Zain Group’s African subsidiaries, has set aside USD70 million for upgrades to its network infrastructure, according to Reuters. The cellco has also revealed that it is currently in talks with the Zambian government regarding plans for the launch of commercial 3G services. Subscriber figures for the operator were also revealed, with Celtel Zambia stating that it had signed up 400,000 new customers in the six months ending June 2008, takes it total to 2.3 million subscribers. Celtel faces competition from Cell-Z and MTN Zambia in the wireless market, although it heads the market, with an estimated 77% share at March 2008.

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