[cellular news] Zambian mobile network operator, Zamtel has launched its 3G network following a US$37 million upgrade.
Zamtel chief commercial officer Amon Jere said the 3G technology will be first switched on along the line of rail and North-western province, Copperbelt province, Lusaka, Choma, Mazabuka and Livingstone.
"We expect to finish the first phase in October while the second phase will see us switch on all provincial capitals."
Libya's Lap Green Networks bought a 75% stake in the company last year for US$257 million and promised to invest US$127 million into the company, partly as recapitalisation and partly on network upgrades.
Zamtel Switches on 3G Network