Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Huawei begins Zambian base station project

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has officially kicked off a project to build 169 mobile towers in under-serviced rural areas in Zambia.

The first tower was officially launched by Zambia’s Vice President Dr Guy Scott (pictured) and other government and Huawei officials at Matanda in Zambia’s Luapula Province on Thursday.

Huawei is constructing base stations as part of a Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA) ‘Universal Access Project’ to build 169 towers in all rural areas of the country’s ten provinces.

Vice president Dr Guy Scott said the coming of the communication towers willprovide business opportunities for people in rural areas, and urged women andyouths in particular to seize those opportunities to engage in business.

“Through our dedicated effort and commitment to the Zambian market, we endeavour to workwith local partners towards improved network quality, affordable rates and morevalue-added services for the benefit of the people of Zambia,” HuaweiTechnologies Zambia managing director Spawn Fan Wen said.

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