Zamtel upgrades infrastructure to tackle international call issues

23 Oct 2008

Following repeated calls to tackle the international call failures that have blighted the country during 2008, incumbent Zambia Telecommunication (Zamtel) has confirmed that it has installed a new next generation international exchange, Network World is reporting. The operator has reportedly spent USD3 million on the new infrastructure, which is capable of handling up to one million calls at any one time, and it is expected that this will relieve the recent problems. Zamtel is now in the process of transferring circuits from the old equipment and it is expected that this process will be completed by the end of the year, and the telco has warned that some interruptions may occur intermittently while it carries out the necessary work.