Mobile & Wireless

Airtel Zambia calls for broad regulation of telecom sector

Wednesday 14 November 2012 | 13:18 CET | News
Airtel Zambia says the communications sector should be regulated in a way that will promote competitiveness in the sector, Biztech reported. MD Fayaz King said regulation needs to encourage product development and services and allow a lot more spectrum for operators to have freedom to self-regulate. He said the predictability in the long-term nature of policies and regulation need to be taken into account. Qhen service providers are not life-threatening to consumers, then regulation should be broad.

He said setting a solid foundation was a key that enabled a business to prosper, adding that competition is an important aspect that can lead to employment opportunities if well tackled. King said foreign investors should not just come and bring their businesses here, but they should also realise that a business should be very competitive if it has to foster development and income in the country. King said the ICT sector is one sector that is very competitive, adding that competition has enabled mobile service providers to grow to nearly every corners of the country. Meanwhile, the Zambia Information Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA) director of economics regulation and licensing, Mulenga Chisanga, said the availability of communication services in Zambia is fair.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Airtel Zambia / ZICTA
Countries: Zambia
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