The Zambia Telecommunications Company (Zamtel) has joined MTN Zambia in the country’s LTE market, launching a 4G service in the second city Kitwe.
HumanIPO reported last week MTN Zambia had launched a commercially available LTE network, the first deployment of LTE technology in Zambia, across the country.
Zamtel’s offering is currently only live in Kitwe, but the company said the service underpinned its “vision to constantly innovate and push the technological envelope in the delivery of advanced mobile communications services”.
A walk-in 4G Live Experiential Centre has been established at the provider’s Kitwe offices, where customers can experience 4G technology in operation.
“We are extremely excited about the launch of this service which uses the very latest 4G mobile communications technology operating on our robust mobile network infrastructure,” said Zamtel chief executive officer (CEO) Mupanga Mwanakatwe. “Zamtel customers in Kitwe, will have the opportunity to experience the phenomenal speeds offered by 4G technology – which can deliver in excess of 50Mbps and represents a quantum leap in performance when compared to 3G technology which typically has speeds of 2-3Mbps.”
He said 4G technology would provide a platform for data-hungry services and applications such as IP-TV, Interactive gaming and video-on-demand.
Mwanakatwe said Zamtel remained “steadfast” in its commitment to providing cost effective and relevant communication solutions with excellent customer experience.
“The decision to launch this 4G service provides an added impetus to our vision and quest to make a positive and meaningful impact in the lives of Zambians from all walks of life and in all parts of the nation,” he said.
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