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Jamie Hardesty

Vodafone continues sub-Saharan Africa exploration with Zambian rollout

Vodafone Group, the world’s second-largest mobile phone company, is continuing to manoeuvre in the African market, announcing a new Partner Market agreement for Zambia.

Working with Afrimax Group, a 4G telecommunications operator in sub-Saharan Africa, telecoms giant Vodafone is exploring opportunities in a variety of territories in sub-Saharan Africa.

The two firms, which have already partnered to launch 4G services in Uganda, are offering customers high speed 4G data services under the ‘Vodafone Zambia’ brand.

The roll out of Vodafone Zambia for consumers and businesses will include the opening of Vodafone branded retail stores and kiosks in key locations, bolstered by a network of distributors and resellers and offering a full range of 4G handsets and devices.

Vodafone Zambia will offer businesses of all sizes a range of connectivity products at retail and through direct sales channels, including 4G and Wi-Fi mobile data services, fixed internet and a suite of office solutions.

Vodafone Partner Markets Chief Executive Stefano Gastaut said: “We are delighted that Zambia will be joining the Vodafone Partner Market community as the next stage in our agreement with Afrimax for sub-Saharan Africa.

“We look forward to bringing the best high-speed 4G data services to consumers and businesses in Zambia.”

Lars Stork has been appointed by Afrimax as Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Zambia, which will be headquartered in Lusaka.

Afrimax Group Management Peter Langkilde, CEO and Rob Philpott, CFO commented: “Launching Vodafone Zambia is an exciting development for Afrimax and another big step towards our ambition of building the leading LTE focused operator in sub-Saharan Africa.”

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