Zamtel launches 4G service in Kitwe

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Zamtel on 22 January 2014, launched its 4G mobile communications service in Kitwe, which is expected to shape the future of mobile Communications in Zambia.

The 4G service underpins Zamtel’s vision to constantly innovate and push the technological envelope in the delivery of advanced mobile communications services.

Zamtel has also set up a walk -in 4G Live Experiential Centre at its Kitwe offices, where customers can experience Long Term Evolution (LTE) or 4G technology in operation.

Taking advantage of its robust mobile communications network, Zamtel is offering Copperbelt -based customers an opportunity to experience this very latest and most advanced mobile communications technology.

“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.

Zamtel customers in Kitwe, will have the opportunity to experience thephenomenal 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 to 3Mbps. 4G technology will provide a platform for data -hungry services and applications such as IP-TV, Interactive gaming, Video-on demand,” said Mupanga Mwanakatwe, Zamtel CEO.

Mwanakatwe said Zamtel remain steadfast in its commitment to providing cost effective and relevant communication solutions that consistently offer an unrivalled customer experience through the use of cutting-edge, state-of-the-art technology.

“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 added.
Currently, the LTE service in Zambia is still at its infancy and the4G experience will prove the immense benefits of this latest generation mobile communications technology.

Mobile Broadband is a game changer that will transform the ICT landscape in Zambia, opening up a host of new possibilities in the field of mobile-commerce and will shape how education and health services, for example, are provided in the future.

“As Zamtel’s long-term partner, as well as one of the leaders in ICT global industry, Huawei is delighted to see the significant development of Zamtel in terms of both technologies and business.

We are certain that the approach to adopt LTE, which is the latest mobile technology, highlights Zamtel’s commitment to provide more multimedia and better services to all Zambians,” said Spawn Fan, Huawei Managing Director for Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi.

Fan said Huawei will continue to support the development of ICT industry in Zambia by continuously investing in innovation.

“We believe that the development of the ICT industry will make tremendous contribution to economic growth,” concludes Fan.

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