AfriConnect Zambia launches MPLS system
- Published on 26 September 2012
Internet solution firm AfriConnect Zambia, a subsidiary of Vodacom Business Africa, has launched a Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) mechanism on the Copperbelt as part of the company’s continued expansion programme.
The MPLS mechanism could help in the company’s network expansion, further stabilisation and resilience, and access to a pan-African infrastructure and support service.
AfriConnect managing director, Matt Madzima, said the launch of the MPLS was a capital intensive project that involved the replacing of all old units and is expected to cost millions of dollars.
“We have already started the project and we are hoping to finish by the end of November this year,” he said.
Copperbelt Mining, Agriculture and Commercial Society chairman, Bill Osborne, said the are is the lifeblood of Zambia’s economy.
“Any organisations that focus their investment and growth on the Copperbelt Province were bound to get maximum returns of their investment. AfriConnect is positioning itself to reap from the tremendous opportunities being created in the area,” Osborne said.
He added that major businesses have in the past few years been investing on the Copperbelt primarily because of the extreme encouraging investment trends taking place in the province.