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ZAMTEL to Spend 73 Million Dollars

According to the Times of Zambia, ZAMTEL has this year set aside a total of 73 million U.S. dollars for a nationwide telephone subscriber expansion program, Times of Zambia reported Saturday.

The money is going to be used for the upgrading of Cell Z to 3G mobile technology and the installation of a national optic fiber backbone network. Managing Director Simon Tembo of Zambia Telecommunication Company (ZAMTEL) said that ZAMTEL has recorded steady progress in rolling out the GSM mobile cellular countrywide and under the expansion program Cell Z will be expected to reach all the 72 districts of the country. The national optic fiber backbone network is aimed at catering for the ever increasing demand for transmission capacity for both national and international traffic and is expected to be completed next year at a cost of 48 million dollars.

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