Microlink Zambia is continuing its solid push into the Internet world of Zambia after announcing it has launched its Airspan Networks Airspan 4G mobile phone services in Lusaka and other urban areas of the East African country.
“The 4G network is using a combination of macro and pico base. Airspan is supplying their Air4G macro base station, which is being paired with AirSynergy, a small cell base station,” the company said in a statement on Wednesday.
“Working with the base stations are a range of user devices, including outdoor mounted units, indoor desktop units, as well as USB dongles for mobility,” it added.
This is just the first part of the deployment of their new 4G service, which will also include other regions of the country, including rural areas often left aside from mobile development in the country.
“The network, operating in the 2.5 GHz band, is providing multi-megabit speeds and a variety of service packages to residents and businesses throughout the coverage area,” Microlink added.
The company did not give a timetable as to when the other roll-outs would take place, arguing that they are focusing on the urban areas initially to ensure full functionality before pushing on to rural areas of the country.