AfriConnect commissions fibre link to South Africa
AfriConnect Zambia, today announced the commissioning of its direct fibre link to South Africa in its continued effort to provide the fastest internet service to the Zambian public.
And AfriConnect will in the next few weeks be commissioning a second fibre route through Tanzania.
AfriConnect Commercial Director Ian Ferrao said in Lusaka that the commissioning of the Tanzania fibre route makes AfriConnect Zambia, the first Internet Service Provider ISP in Zambia to have multiple fibre routes.
Mr. Ferrao also announced that the company has commissioned 155 mbps of high speed international fibre bandwidth on the network.
At the launch of its new SMT-1 Package in Lusaka, Mr. Ferrao announced “The launch of this service now means our speeds are faster than ever, with low latency to the internet for all customers”.
Mr. Ferrao added that AfriConnect has upgraded its back up capacity to have better protection against fibre cuts and maintenance downtimes.
He said several months after connecting its fibre directly to South Africa offering less than 100 ms latency; customers have experienced faster general internet browsing, video conferencing and internet banking.
And commenting on the company’s expansion programme, Mr. Ferrao said AfriConnect is expanding to Chililabombwe, Mufulira and Luanshya on the Copperbelt Province and Chirundu in the southern province.
He said under the expansion programme, some towns will have base stations while others will have technical support stations.
He said the towns on the Copperbelt will fall under the Copperbelt hub in Kitwe which now has engineers present to offer support to all its iConnect customers.
And in another development AfriConnect has sponsored Motor Rally Champion Mohammed Issa.
Speaking at the same event company Commercial Director also announced that AfriConnect will support Mr. Issa through a contribution of K20 Million.
He said in line with AfriConnect vision to provide high speed internet, Mr. Ferrao wished Mohammed victory in his upcoming rallies after being affiliated to an ISP that has the fastest speeds in Zambia.