Zamtel partners with Ericsson for 4G demonstration in Livingstone

27 Aug 2013

State-owned Zambia Telecommunications Company Limited (Zamtel) and Swedish vendor Ericsson are reportedly carrying out a demonstration of Long Term Evolution (LTE) services over the network belonging to Zamtel’s mobile arm. According to the Lusaka Times, the presentation of the technology is being carried out at the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assembly 2013, which is being held in Livingstone. With the technology trial set to run for the duration of the conference –which ends on 29 August – commenting on the development, Zamtel CEO Mupanga Mwanakatwe was cited as saying: ‘We are extremely excited about this trial as it affords an opportunity for both Zamtel and Ericsson to showcase the very latest 4G mobile communications technology and demonstrate, in a live network environment, that it can operate smoothly on the robust Zamtel mobile network infrastructure.’