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Zamtel Mobile Network

Zamtel the mobile network operator based in Zambia has launched its 3G network, in the wake of the network’s $37 million upgrade.

According to Zamtel’s chief commercial officer Amon Jere, the 3G technology will be first switched on along the line of rail and North-western province, Copperbelt province, Lusaka, Choma, Mazabuka and Livingstone.

Jere expects to finish the first phase of service roll out in October while the second phase will see them switch on the services across all provincial capitals.

A 75% stake in Zamtel has been purchased by the Libya based Lap Green Networks in the year gone by for $257 million. In addition, the former had also pledged to invest further $127 million in the company as part of recapitalization and also for upgrading the network.