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
Ivory Coast builds 2 000 km fibre optic networkA 2 000 km fibre optic network is currently under construction in Ivory Coast, 1 600km of which will connect western and north-western parts of the country and 600 km to interlink cities and towns located in the north-eastern regions. Read More
TNM introduces new mobile internet servicesTelekom Networks Malawi (TNM), one if the country's two mobile phones services provider, on Wednesday stepped up another gear in its mobile internet services with the launch of what the company is calling 'Revolutionary Smart Data Package'. Read More
Airtel, British Council sign digital learning MOUAirtel Malawi has signed a three-year-long partnership with the British Council that will connect primary school classrooms in the country with ICT facilities. Read More
Burkina Faso makes available 20m new mobile numbersBurkina Faso has made available about 20 million new mobile numbers to help operators allocate them to their potential new users. Read More
NCC, NESREA close ranks on setbacks for BTSThe NCC and the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency have harmonised their position on the appropriate setback distance for new telecoms BTS. Read More
Huawei to build Congo-Gabon networkHuawei has won the contract to build a fibre optic network that will interconnect Congo Brazzaville and Gabon. Read More
MTN Ghana wins ICT company of the year awardMTN Ghana, the leading telecommunications company in Ghana, has been adjudged the best Information Communication Technology Company of the Year at the 3rd edition of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) Awards. Read More
Airtel to divest Zambia, Rwanda tower assets to IHSBharti Airtel Limited today announced agreements under which IHS will acquire over 1,100 telecoms towers across Zambia and Rwanda. Read More
Togo’s 3rd mobile operator to be disclosed in 2015The identity of Togo’s third mobile operator will only be made public in 2015, the government said. Read More
FEATURED STORYPWC: Optimism abounds but a bumpy journey ahead for some
PwC’s ‘Capital Projects & infrastructure in East Africa, Southern Africa and West Africa,’ report says infrastructure spend in the region is projected to reach $180bn per annum by 2025.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHAfrica lags on digital migration
Only three African countries have so far completed the digital migration process, and serious issues are hampering the migration in other nations.