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/ 31 December 2007

Zambia telecoms ups spending on cable

Zambia’s state telephone utility will spend about -million to lay a fibre-optic network and to lift its cellphone subscription to one million customers by June 2008, its managing director said. Simon Tembo said Cell-Z, a subsidiary of the state-owned Zamtel, hoped to increase its cellphone subscriber base from the current 300 000.