Huawei launches rural connection project in Zambia

Huawei office Brücke-OsteuropaHuawei will roll out a rural connection project in Zambia to benefit those living in remote areas. (Image source: Brücke-Osteuropa)Huawei Technologies Zambia has launched the first of a series of 169 base stations aimed at connecting rural communities in Zambia 

According to the company's managing director Spawn Fan Wen, through its dedicated effort and commitment to the Zambian market, the firm endeavours to work with local partners towards improved network quality, affordable rates and more value-added services for the benefit of Zambians.

"Firstly, Huawei will be employing more people to help in the construction of the towers. Secondly, the economic and social benefit generated by the connection of these remote areas will generate business opportunities, stimulate trade and open up whole new markets for labour and produce,’’ Wen said in a statement issued in Lusaka recently.

The development will bring the latest mobile voice and data technology to thousands of people in remote locations across the country, enabling them to keep in touch with family and friends, find out what is happening elsewhere in the nation, and become integrated into the global community.

The first tower was launched on 16 April 2014 by vice-president Guy Scott at Matanda in Luapula Province.

Nawa Mutumweno

 

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