MTN Zambia launches LTE

Telco launches the country's first LTE network in major towns
MTN Group is based in Johannesburg.
MTN Group is based in Johannesburg.


MTN Zambia has launched the country’s first LTE network, covering parts of Lusaka, Kitwe, Ndola and Livingstone.

The telco is currently working on the second phase of the deployment which will expand the LTE coverage within these towns and to more towns.

Abdul Ismail, CEO, MTN Zambia, said the commercial launch of LTE was part of a “bigger network transformation plan” that the telco has been working on during the past few years to improve its mobile broadband services.

“We have done this ahead of various other advanced economies in Africa, highlighting our commitment to putting Zambia on the global ICT map,” Ismail said.

The LTE service offers almost triple the speed of any existing mobile connection available commercially in Zambia, MTN said in a statement.

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