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Vodafone Zambia appoints new CTIO to bolster network strategy

Vodafone Zambia appoints new CTIO to bolster network strategy

Vodafone Zambia has appointed Jussab Kara as its new Chief Technical and Information Technology Officer (CTIO) with effect from 1 April 2018.

The operator launched its services in June 2016 following Vodafone Group and Afrimax Group entering a non-equity partner market agreement for Zambia.

According to information supplied by Vodafone Zambia, Kara has over 19 years of extensive telecommunications experience.

"His career begun with Zamcell/Celtel in 1999 where he worked in several areas including, customer service, finance, billing, marketing and Information Technology. After which, he joined MTN Zambia in 2013 as the Executive Departmental Head of Information Technology until March of 2018.

He holds an Honors Degree in Computer Science, Accounting qualification, Graduate qualifications in technology, a Master's in Business Administration (MBA) and currently pursuing law," stated Vodafone Zambia.

Lars Stork, CEO of Vodafone Zambia said: "I have no doubt that our new CTIO will bring the capability and expertise to continue to build Vodafone Zambia as a flagship digital service provider with superior network quality and innovative technology.

"We've got a very strong network roadmap, which includes coverage expansion, Voice over LTE and I'm excited about everything we'll be delivering for customers."

In its latest announcement, Kara's said his appointment will reinforce its drive of 4G-Advanced and Voice over LTE (VoLTE) locally.

"I'm delighted to be joining Vodafone Zambia at this exciting time, as we drive forward the likes of 4G-Advanced and Voice over LTE (VoLTE) all of which will power the new digital economy. We aim to be the key enabler of this digital revolution, drawing on our leading position in areas such innovation to transform how businesses operate and how we live our lives."

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