Zamtel grows its roaming footprint
TELECOMS| Aug. 23, 2012, 12:39 p.m.
By Edith Mwale, Lusaka, Zambia
The Zambia Telecommunication Company (Zamtel) grown its global roaming footprint with the latest addition to the list being “Du”, the United Arab Emirates-based telecom operator and the United Kingdom’s H3G network.
The two unilateral roaming deals were sealed this month in separate agreements signed between Zamtel, Du and Hutchison3G network of UK.
The development brings Zamtel’s total post paid roaming foot print to 147 networks in 86 countries and 22 pre-paid networks in 21 countries, including coverage in all the eight neighbouring countries (South Africa, Botswana and Namibia).
This accelerated partnership is compared against 96 post-paid roaming partners and two prepaid roaming partners that Zamtel had by August last year, the company said in a statement yesterday.
The development the company said is an effort to ensure that Zamtel customers are indeed able to ‘Live Life Today’ by ensuring they remain connected to their friends, business partners and loved ones beyond the nation’s borders without having to buy another sim card.
“We are pleased to announce the addition of two key business and transit traffic hubs to the list of Zamtel roaming destinations,” said Zamtel Chief Marketing Officer, Evans Muhanga, adding that customers will enjoy the benefit of roaming on the most affordable, convenient and quality Zamtel network while on their business or holiday trips.
MORE TELECOMS NEWS
TNM to spend K16m in promotionsIn an effort to support the growth of the mobile money service Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM) has set aside K16m to be given to its mobile money service called Mpamba. Read More
CAK, IFC to collaborate on telecoms marketThe Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) that will strengthen the Authority’s regulatory capabilities. Read More
Airtel Africa announces new MD for ChadBharti Airtel Africa has announced the appointment of Mr. Anwar Soussa as the Managing Director for Airtel Chad. Read More
MTN Nigeria condemns xenophobic attacksMTN Nigeria has condemned the raft of xenophobic attacks unleashed on migrants in South Africa, and cautioned against reprisals. Read More
New Samsung flagships arrive in KenyaSamsung Electronics last week launched its entirely redefined smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, into the Kenyan market. Read More
Glo gives subscribers 200% bonus airtimeNigerian operator Globacom has launched three new packages designed to give subscribers the most affordable call rates in the country. Read More
Huawei seeks to help build better connected AfricaHuawei is seeking closer cooperation with the governments of Zimbabwe and other southern African countries in accelerating connectivity, the company’s VP for Eastern and Southern Africa, has told the Innovation Africa Digital (IAD) Summit 2015 in Vitoria Falls. Read More
NATCOM set to take over NITEL/Mtel assetsThe government of Nigeria has cleared the coast for the take-over of the assets of former state-run NITEL and its mobile arm Mtel, by an indigenous firm, NATCOM Consortium. Read More
Nigeria lawmakers approve NCC’s N60.2b budgetNigeria’s lower legislative chamber, the House of Representatives, has passed the N60.258 billion 2015 budget of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). Read More
Microsoft empowers loyal customers in it Make It Happen PromoWinners of the Make it Happen Competition have received their prizes at the posh Silver Bird Lounge in Accra. Read More
FEATURED STORYe-commerce space untapped, says phonekings head
E-commerce is the future, says the head of a new online electronics mall launched in Nigeria. Tayo Olusanya spoke to Kokumo Goodie in Lagos.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHVillagers get solar training at Barefoot College
The Botswana Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) has seconded seven semi-illiterate mostly Ngwatle villagers for a six month solar electrification training course at the famed Barefoot College in India.
COMPANY NEWSICT skills in Kenya to grow as ICT Authority and Microsoft sign MOU
Kenya’s ICT Authority and Microsoft have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which will, among other things, see Microsoft offer support in providing a platform that will ...