ZAMTEL to improve network coverage in Eastern Province


ZAMTEL has assured the people of Eastern Province of improved mobile telecommunication coverage to boost social economic activities especially in rural areas.

Zamtel Acting Chief Executive Officer, Joshua Malupenga says the parastatal has so far installed additional communication towers in the province so as to expand the 4G coverage in far flung areas.

Mr Malupenga has pointed out that Zamtel has given priority to network expansion in rural areas in a quest to take closer digital services to the disadvantaged communities.

He was speaking in Chipata today when he paid a courtesy call on Paramount Chief Mpezeni at Laweni ahead of the Ncwala Ceremony slated for tomorrow.

Mr Malupenga assured the Paramount Chief that Zamtel will endeavor to provide quality to the communication services as this is another way of creating job opportunities among the young people in rural areas through digital financial services.

And Paramount Chief Mpezeni expressed gratitude to Zamtel as an indigenous mobile network provider for striving hard to reach out to rural parts of the area.

The traditional leader said Zamtel network was available even in hard-to-reach areas thereby enhancing communication among his subjects.

He said Zamtel as a people’s company should be sustained in its operations so that it responds to the emerging trends in digital communication.

Paramount Chief Mpezeni however requested Zamtel to consider strengthening roaming services in neighboring Malawi.