The Nc’wala Ceremony was on last week and MTN was a major sponsor, donating about K200,000 to the event.
Speaking in Chipata, MTN Zambia’s Chief Sales and Distribution Officer Amos Jere stated that: “As market leaders, we shall continue to set the pace with our state of the art communications solutions to cities like Chipata and all the other towns in the province. This is because we have noted that the province has one of the fastest if not the fastest growing economy. It therefore needs to be supported by reliable communications solutions provided by MTN.”
The support they intend to give the province is based on the expansion it’s going through as more infrastructure development is happening in the province.
What is a little worrying is that Chipata, and the province as a whole, barely have 3G and 4G connectivity from MTN right now, and Amos spoke on this saying, “Most of our sites in this province are 2G. However, I am glad to state that we are currently rolling our 3G and 4G sites. As pace setters, we were the first to officially launch the fastest internet technology; 4G at a commercial level. We have covered parts of the country and we still rolling it out as part of our network expansion programme.” A bit shocking right? You’d think Chipata atleast would be covered by the network to that extent.
Telecommunications drive any economy, without it we have no way to get access to information or to communicate with investors, to make directives to employees on how to grow a business. it’s a fundamental tool of any environment as we speak and should be served out in very chunky, user-friendly, customer-satisfying, efficient pieces.