By BUUMBA CHIMBULU
ZAMTEL has been ranked as the best network in terms of quality of service by the Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA).
This is contained in the ZICTA’s latest report on Quality of Service (QoS) for Mobile Netwoek Operators.
Zamtel has worked hard to improve the quality of service to customers, says company Head Corporate Affairs and Government Relations, Reuben Kamanga.
Mr Kamanga said with the continued roll out of the network, Zamtel was now the network with the largest footprint.
He was speaking yesterday at the launch of Ndoka site in Kalabo.
“So far 717 new sites have been rolled out in different parts of the country and the remaining sites are planned for completion before end of this year,” Mr Kamanga said.
He said Ndoka site was part of the 1009 communication towers earmarked for construction across the country as part of Government’s communication tower project.
In Kalabo, he said, Zam- tel had added four new sites bringing the total sites in Western Province to 74. 118 sites.
He said Zamtel planned to add 48 across the prov- ince before end of the year.
“Zamtel has noted massive potential that Western Province has especially in the area of Rice production, tourism and fishing.
“The coming of infra- structure such as commu- nication towers will help realise this potential,” Mr Kamanga said.
He said farmers would be able to communicate with buyers of fish in larger mar- kets such as Lusaka.
Kalabo District Commis- sioner, Fridah Luhila, said the seven towers installed in Kalabo had revolution- ised communication for the people of Kalabo.