Zambia/Botswana fibre optic connection underway

source: Mmegi
STAFF WRITER

The Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC) this week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Zambia Telecommunications Company (Zamtel) to connect a fibre optic cable network with that country through Kazungula.

The joint telecommunications project will cost US$258, 000.00 and is expected take between three to four months to be built.

Speaking during the signing ceremony of the MoU in Lusaka, the Chief Commercial Officer of Zamtel, Amon Jere, told Zambian media that once effected, the project would make Zambia a telecommunications hub in the southern African region.

Jere said the project would help reduce the cost of international connectivity and improve the quality and speed of Internet services. He disclosed that that the company was considering connecting another fibre optic cable with Namibia through Kazungula.

“We are working on providing high quality but affordable high-speed Internet for all Zambians”, Jere said. “Every Zambian must have access to affordable high quality broadband Internet through mobile Internet and fixed Internet through ADSL.”

BTC, which provides the country’s national and [continue reading]

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