AfriConnect Zambia outlines coverage expansion plans

1 Aug 2013

Zambian internet service provider (ISP) AfriConnect will spend approximately USD7 million on expanding connectivity across underserved regions of the country over the course of the next 18 months, AllAfrica reports. It is understood that the operator will expand to Mkushi, Kapiri Mposhi, Nakonde, Monze and Kanzugula districts, while it also plans to enhance its footprint in Northern Province.

As noted in TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, AfriConnect was founded in 1996 by Mark Bennett, a former Managing Director of ZAMNET Communications, and began trading in 2004. It currently offers WiMAX connectivity in 18 towns and cities across Zambia, including the capital Lusaka, Livingstone, Kabwe, Chingola, Kitwe, Ndola, Solwezi, Chipata, Choma, Kasama, Mansa, Mongu and Namwala. It offers a range of products through its subsidiary iConnect.zm and promises always-on true broadband connectivity of up to 2Mbps for both residential and business users.