Vodafone and Afrimax, a 4G telecommunications operator in sub-Saharan Africa, have jointly announced a new Partner Market agreement for Zambia.
Under the non-equity agreement, the two will offer customers 4G data services using the ‘Vodafone Zambia’ brand.
The launch of Vodafone Zambia builds further on the framework agreement between Vodafone and Afrimax, announced in November 2014, to co-operate and explore potential Partner Market opportunities in a variety of territories in sub-Saharan Africa. As part of the agreement, Vodafone and Afrimax have already partnered to launch 4G services in Uganda.
The roll out of Vodafone Zambia will start with the opening of Vodafone branded retail stores and kiosks in main areas, bolstered by distribution and reseller network and offering a complete range of 4G smartphones, data cards, and other devices.
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.”