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Telplus to expand to SADC countries

KELLY NJOMBO, Lusaka
A ZAMBIAN telecommunication firm specialised in providing satellite equipment, Telplus Communications Limited, is in the next five years expected to expand its footprint in all Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries to contribute to economic development.
The company also has a presence in Malawi with the overarching aim of providing satellite communication to the whole of Africa.
According to a statement availed to the Daily Mail on Wednesday, Telplus sales and marketing manager Ivy Mumba said the company will partner with local companies in the region to increase knowledge and understanding of the local market which is cardinal in growing the business.
“…Our plans are to penetrate Tanzania and Mozambique in due course in line with our mission to provide satellite communication to the entire continent. We have been resolute in driving the business forward and enjoyed considerable buy-in from the various sectors in the industry, and it is encouraging that these fields are appreciating the role of satellite communication in their business operations,” Mrs Mumba said.
The mission of Telplus is to provide backup communication systems for voice and broadband solutions and enhancing the existing communication methods in the SADC region.
Mrs Mumba said Telplus is currently servicing various sectors such as energy, enterprise, non-governmental organisations, banks, media and Government institutions and mining among others.
She said the company is optimistic that in the next five years from now satellite communication would be more appreciated as it is providing solutions in education, health service and banking solutions, among other interventions.
Mrs Mumba said people are becoming more aware of the benefits of satellite communication and appreciate it as an integral part of information communication and technology that provides efficient and effective solutions in emergency and disaster situations.

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