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Zesco improves Zambian access

Zambia’s electricity parastatal, Zesco, is installing an advanced fibre optic infrastructure in the Western Province.

The new network, being rolled out by China’s ZTE at a cost of around USD80 million, will deliver high speed broadband to government agencies, schools and businesses in the region.

ZTE said in a statement that the network would not only largely accelerate Zesco’s bandwidth lease service and profit growth, but would also promote the development of optical network in the whole country of Zambia.

The company said the old Zesco SDH national backbone network was no longer able to cope with rising market demands. The upgraded and network would build on the existing backbone to save on construction investment.

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