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Vodafone enters Zambian

KALONDE NYATI, Lusaka
UNITED KINGDOM-BASED telecommunications company Vodafone has entered the Zambian market to provide data and fixed internet services.
Vodafone, which has partnered with Afrimax Group, one of sub-Saharan leading telecommunications operators, will offer high 4G data services using the Vodafone Zambia brand.
This entails that the company will not provide voice call services as reported in the past, thus maintaining three mobile service providers in the country, namely Airtel, MTN and Zamtel.
According to a statement issued by the media relations team, Vodafone Zambia will roll out Vodafone-branded retail stores and kiosks in key locations, bolstered by a network of distributors and resellers and offering a full range of 4G handsets and devices.
“Under the non-equity agreement, the two companies will offer customers high speed 4G data services using the ‘Vodafone Zambia’ brand, with market leading customer services and delivered over a high-quality network,” the statement reads.
Commenting on the development, Vodafone partner markets chief executive Stefano Gastaut said, “We are delighted that Zambia will be joining the Vodafone partner market community as the next stage in our agreement with Afrimax for sub-Saharan Africa. We look forward to bringing the best high speed 4G data services to consumers and businesses in Zambia.”
Afrimax Group Management chief executive officer Peter Langkilde said, “Launching Vodafone Zambia is an exciting development for Afrimax and another big step towards our ambition of building the leading LTE [long-term evolution] focused operator in sub-Saharan Africa.”

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