Airtel Zambia commissions 130 network sites

AIRTEL Zambia says it has commissioned about 130 sites under the Universal Access Network Rollout Project, a government supported programme aimed at expanding communication across the country especially in rural areas.
Airtel managing director Fayaz King said rural communities will remain top of the company’s agenda as it develops state-of-the-art network.
“By the close of November 2011 and within the first week of December 2011, under the Universal Access Network Rollout Project which is supported by Government through the Ministry of Works, Supply, Transport and Communications and the Zambia ICT Authority (ZICTA), we have commissioned 131 sites,” he said.
Mr King said this in a statement released by head of corporate communications Chabuka Kawesha in Lusaka.
He said the recent release of the 3G spectrum by Zesco will also enable Airtel plan and deploy the 3G service which will result in improved network service.
“Our customers will enjoy good speeds through our data services. We welcome the completion of the Zesco migration exercise. It has taken long and hindered availability of a stable data platform for a superb customer experience.
“We can assure our customers that a lot is happening in terms of network expansion and improvement and your continued support is appreciated,” he said.