Mobile networks towers are to be set up in various parts of the country. This project is an initiative of the Zambian government to improve internet and mobile phone connectivity across the country. Construction bid for the project was won by Huawei Technologies, and it is to be supervised by Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA).
In a statement by the Zambian president: Edgar Lungu, the new telecom towers project will reduce problems related with telephone and Internet connectivity.
According to a survey carried out by GeoPoll Survey Company and World Wide Worx organization, there is a rise in the use of mobile phone browsing in Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, South Africa and Ghana.
Of the 10 million subscribers in Zambia, only 6 million have access to internet services. The new initiative could also help boost the number. In Nigeria, there are about 140 million subscribers with almost 82 million having internet connection. Kenya has about 34 million mobile subscribers while Uganda has 19 million subscribers.