Airtel to increase investment in Zambia
By A Correspondent, Lusaka
Airtel Zambia says it has invested US$150 million in infrastructure development for the next six months. During the launch of the company’s new product called the ‘Magic Number’, Airtel managing director Fayaz King said the company would improve infrastructure in an effort to increase its capacity for customers. King said most of the infrastructure would be set up in rural areas to accord the less privileged a chance to use affordable communication. “We won’t take this capacity to developed areas but we will take it to rural areas for the less privileged to have access to our services,” he said. King said Airtel was looking at possibilities of making telecommunications a basic necessity for all Zambians by providing affordable services. Meanwhile, Airtel yesterday launched its new product called ‘Magic Number’ that would allow customers to call for free. ‘Magic Number’ would offer Airtel customers the freedom to talk for free for 15 days or 1 day depending on the customer’s choice. “We are delighted with this launch and we are confident that our customers will be delighted too. We would like to assure our customers that this is just one of the many such campaigns we will be rolling out in the near future,” said King.