Airtel Zambia executive details cell site deployments, network coverage

7 Feb 2012

Airtel Zambia’s network is now reportedly comprised of more than 1,000 cell sites across the country, according to the Times of Zambia. The local press source cites a statement by Airtel’s head of corporate communications and government relations, Chabuka Kawesha, confirming the number of sites that have been deployed, with the executive noting that the greatest number (277) were located in the capital and largest city, Lusaka. The Copperbelt, meanwhile, has the second-largest number of base stations – 160 – followed by the Southern province (108), Northern Province and Muchinga (107), Central Province (87), Eastern Province (77) and North-Western Province (69). Rounding out its coverage across the country, Airtel Zambia also has 64 cell sites in Luapala, while the Western Province has a further 51. In total, the 1,000 sites provide coverage of around 70% of Zambia’s population, and around 38% of the country’s geographical landmass.

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