Plans have been revealed that will allow Airtel Zambia to invest $233-million for the upgrade of their current towers – which will increase the number of 3.75G sites in the country. Airtel Zambia will also invest a further $58-million to increase the number of sites in Chongwe District, which should increase the number of subscribers in the area.
“We are facing a lot of challenges as the company posed by the growth in the number of subscribers over the past years, but we are determined to face the challenge,” said Airtel managing director Fayaz King.
According to The Times of Zambia, “King said this was as a result of demand caused by an increase in the number of Airtel customers in Zambia and the growing need to upgrade the sites.”
He also revealed that Airtel Zambia struggles with of increasing the network capacity as the necessary resources are not always readily available.
“Airtel currently had more than 70,000 people connected to Airtel network in Chongwe and that the number of Airtel subscribers was expected to double once the number of sites were increased,” The Times of Zambia concluded.
Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor