MTN Zambia obtains spectrum in 800 MHz band, plans to launch VoLTE

Wednesday 24 March 2021 | 11:35 CET | News
The Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) has awarded MTN Zambia radio frequency spectrum in the 800 MHz band for USD 13.5 million.  MTN intends to complement the use of its existing resources with this additional spectrum to improve the quality of its voice and data services, ZICTA said. In particular, MTN Zambia intends to introduce Voice over Long Term Evolution (VoLTE) and will use the extra resources to extend its 4G coverage. 

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: MTN Zambia / ZICTA
Countries: Zambia
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