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Government tells ZICTA to start sanctioning mobile operators for poor service

Published 16 Oct 2019 11:22 CET | Zambia

Zambian transport and communications minister Mutotwe Kafwaya has challenged the Zambia Information and Communications Technology Agency (ZICTA) to start sanctioning mobile ...

Zamtel offers Velocity fixed wireless packages

Published 16 Oct 2019 11:15 CET | Zambia

Zambian operator Zamtel has begun offering new, unlimited data bundles under a brand called Velocity. They are for use with an LTE device for a router or MiFi. The package ...

Paratus Zambia boosts computer lab at local community school

Published 09 Oct 2019 14:52 CET | Zambia

Paratus Zambia has agreed to refurbish the computer lab at the Musonda Community School in Kitwe, as part of its strategy to help reduce the digital divide and empower local ...

ZNBC director-general's contract expires, reportedly replaced by Amon Jere

Published 01 Oct 2019 14:35 CET | Zambia

The director-general of the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC), Richard Mwanza is to leave the national broadcaster this week following the expiry of his ...

Axon Wireless SIM card software registers 3 mln Zambians in 9 months

Published 30 Sep 2019 11:30 CET | Zambia

South African-developed SIM card registration software has registered several million Zambian mobile users by over 3,000 local agents over nine months. The SIM registration ...

Zamtel begins network upgrade

Published 27 Sep 2019 11:01 CET | Zambia

Mwanza said that his team is confident that the substantial investment Zamtel is making in the network would ensure that the customers receive a service that is always ...

Zambia cancels Vodafone licence effective 20 October

Published 27 Sep 2019 10:46 CET | Zambia

According to ZICTA, the decision to cancel the licence was arrived at during a special meeting held on 12 September. The cancellation means that Mobile Broadband will cease ...

Vodafone Zambia administrator invites bids by 27 September

Published 20 Sep 2019 09:54 CET | Zambia

Vodafone Zambia has formally announced that it is up for sale, after its shareholders failed to recapitalise it, ITWeb reported. Business Rescue Administrator Luwita Sayila ...

Airtel Zambia launches 077 numbering line

Published 17 Sep 2019 10:48 CET | Zambia

Airtel Zambia has launched the 077 network code to add to its existing 097 numbering. Managing director Apoorva Mehrotra said the 077 range gives customers a chance to create ...

Asikana Network partners with Facebook to launch digital literacy programme in Zambia

Published 16 Sep 2019 15:41 CET | Zambia

Asikana Network has launched the eZibo Digital Literacy program in Zambia, in partnership with Facebook. The programme will challenge students in understanding how they can ...

Zamtel deploys more towers in Eastern Province

Published 04 Sep 2019 10:33 CET | Zambia

Zamtel has commissioned two communication towers in Petauke and Lusangazi Districts in the Eastern Province as part of plans to attain universal coverage. Altogether, eight ...

Zambia's TopStar Communications struggles with digital migration loan repayments

Published 02 Sep 2019 14:16 CET | Zambia

Zambian digital pay-TV station TopStar is reportedly struggling to raise enough funds to repay the USD 273 million loan that it had received from China for digital migration, ...

Rocket Remit launches mobile money transfer to Zambia and Cote d'Ivoire

Published 16 Aug 2019 09:42 CET | Cote d'Ivoire, Zambia

Australian fintech mobile remittance pioneer mHITs has announced that its Australian mobile remittance service Rocket Remit has expanded its mobile money transfer service to ...

Zamtel's subscriber base reaches 3.37 mln in June

Published 30 Jul 2019 11:15 CET | Zambia

Zambian state-owned mobile phone operator Zamtel's number of subscribers reached 3.37 million on 30 June. The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) CEO Mateyo Kaluba said ...

Committee recommends govt taking over Zamtel's debt and seeking equity partner

Published 29 Jul 2019 11:15 CET | Zambia

Zambia's parliamentary committee on parastatal entities has recommended that the government should consider shifting Zamtel's USD 280 million debt to the treasury, Lusaka ...

Sale of Vodafone Zambia to be completed in August

Published 29 Jul 2019 11:06 CET | Zambia

The sale of Vodafone Zambia to its new owners is expected to be completed by August, company spokesperson Mutale Kapaso said, according to Lusaka Times. Kapaso said new ...

Liquid Telecom Zambia completes acquisition of Hai Telecom

Published 19 Jul 2019 12:24 CET | Zambia

Liquid Telecom said that its retail arm, Hai Telecommunications (Hai Zambia), is now part of Liquid Telecom Zambia. This follows the acquisition of CEC Liquid Telecom in ...

Zambia mobile money transfers set new Q1 record

Published 18 Jul 2019 15:50 CET | Zambia

The amount of money transferred via mobile phone in Zambia during the first quarter of 2019 reached  ZMK 8.15 billion, Ecofin reported citing statistics from the Central ...

ZICTA deactivates 500 numbers used by mobile money scammers in 6 months

Published 03 Jul 2019 11:03 CET | Zambia

The Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA) says it has deactivated more than 500 mobile phone SIM cards suspected to have been used by mobile money ...

Stanchart expands digital banking to Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Published 28 Jun 2019 12:59 CET | Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Standard Chartered Bank has launched a digital bank in Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe as part of its digital transformation strategy in Africa. In Botswana and Zambia, it ...

Azuri launches solar satellite TV in Zambia

Published 27 Jun 2019 12:00 CET | Zambia

Azuri Technologies s, a commercial provider of pay-as-you-go solar home electricity to off-grid consumers, has launched its 24-inch solar satellite TV and home lighting ...

Vodacom sells business operations in 5 markets, partners with local buyers

Published 21 Jun 2019 09:35 CET | Angola, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Zambia

Vodacom Group has announced a strategic repositioning of its Vodacom Business Africa operations. The company is selling off the activities and instead partnering with local ...

Zambia to implement biometric Sim card registration

Published 18 Jun 2019 09:53 CET | Zambia

Zambia has announced plans to implement biometric SIM card registration to minimise fraud from January 2020, reports ITWeb. The Corporate Communications Manager of the Zambia ...

ZICTA demands weekly SIM card replacement reports

Published 12 Jun 2019 10:36 CET | Zambia

The Zambia Information Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) has directed mobile network operators (MNOs) to submit weekly reports of all subscriber identity module ...

Zambian mobile subscribers rise to 15.7 mln in Q1

Published 12 Jun 2019 10:23 CET | Zambia

The number of mobile phone subscribers in Zambia increased to 15.7 million in the first quarter from 15.5 million in the fourth. The Zambia Information and Communications ...


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