Zamtel to extend LTE nationwide from next year

25 Sep 2014

Having launched LTE-based services on a limited basis in Kitwe, Zambia’s second largest city, in January 2014, Zambia Telecommunications Company (Zamtel) is reportedly planning to expand its 4G network nationwide next year, according to ITWeb Africa.

As previously reported by CommsUpdate, hot on the heels of rival MTN Zambia launching LTE earlier in the January 2014, Zamtel was swift in announcing the launch of its own 4G mobile services in Kitwe, with the operator revealing it had set up a walk-in 4G Live Experiential Centre at its offices in the city so that customers could see the technology in action. The network development was carried out in partnership with Chinese vendor Huawei, and Zamtel noted that the deployment of LTE meant that it would be able to offer theoretical downlink speeds of more than 50Mbps to customers.