Airtel Networks Zambia Plc rolled out 138 sites across the 10 provinces in 2022 to strengthen network accessibility. Some of the districts where sites have been rolled out include, Chiengi, Chibombo, Chipangali, Namwala, Lufwanyama, Sinazongwe, Nakonde, Solwezi, Kazungula and Kaoma to mention a few.
Managing Director, Mr Manu Sood said yesterday: “We are proud of providing the highest number of 4G sites in Zambia and these additional 138 sites will further augment our 4G konse. This along with our new spectrum in 800 MHz has provided customers with the best in class indoor experience as well as further reach in rural areas.”
Adding: “We now have more than 1,600 4G sites across the country. Additionally, the superior indoor experience and higher rural reach have been made possible after Airtel won an additional 10 MHz through competitive bidding during early 2022, making it a total of 20 Mhz in 800 MHz.”
Airtel took the lead in the rollout of the 4G network which has since helped to drive digitalisation and financial inclusion. Airtel currently has the highest no of 4G sites in Zambia. The Company continues to invest more in the expansion of the network and distribution, thus providing opportunities for many people to run associated businesses, thus helping the economy thrive.
“As the new year starts, we reaffirm our commitment to providing a superior network to the people that will enable further digitization and financial inclusion. This is in line with the 8th National Development Plan, adding to the much sought-after technology to support digital transformation and innovation as key enablers to economic growth.” Mr Sood said.
Source: Airtel Zambia