By Chali Mulenga-Motorola says it is impressed with the strides that the Zambian government is making in rural telecommunications connectivity and that the country was making steps in the right direction.
Director of business development for Europe, middle east and Africa, Andrew Gill told journalists in Livingstone during 4th annual connecting rural communities Africa forum that Motorola has been connecting the rural communities for a long time through the wireless technology of broad band.
He said Motorola is committed to providing connectivity to rural communities through the broad band wireless.
He said Motorola has been in the broad band technology for the last 10 years and in the wireless business for over 70 years.
Gill said in Zambia the company was working with Africonnect as its partner organization.
He said Zambia has been in the fore front of using the broad band wireless technology.
Gill said his company had discovered that rural connectivity had the same set of problems in any part of the global.
He explained that in most rural areas the population was of low density whilst the distances that need to be covered quite long.
The director revealed that in Africa most of the connectivity in the rural areas was focused on health and education.
He added their partners organizations had managed to connect schools from basic to higher.
The director said Motorola was ready to find the right solutions for the people that wanted to use technology regardless of their budget