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Paratus Group recently unveiled its new datacentre in Lusaka and believes the timing of the resource could not be better – given the country’s new administration’s position on technology and its role in society. In April the company confirmed its intention to open up the resource, adding that the 1-megawatt (MW) facility will leverage the...

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Zambia’s new President Hakainde Hichilema said his government will formulate policies to promote the development of technology, support the digital evolution and attract investment into the country’s telecommunications industry over the next five years. During his inauguration speech on 24 August, Hichilema said the policies will favour private sector investment in telecommunications and the media...

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THE High Court of Zambia Friday ordered President Edgar Lungu to restore internet services to the populace. Lungu, who is trailing opposition candidate Hakainde Hichilema in Thursday’s general election blocked internet services to the people but was immediately challenged by Chapter One Foundation (Ltd). The organisation made an urgent chamber application against Zambia Information, Communication...

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With the counting of ballot papers underway in Zambia after the country’s general election, authorities have followed through on threats to block digital communication channels. Social media platforms Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have been inaccessible since 12 August, along with WhatsApp messaging service. However, some Zambians are still able to communicate through WhatsApp using a...

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A source within Zambia’s Ministry of Communications and Transport has told ITWeb Africa that the government plans to shut the internet down when citizens head to the polls on 12 August during the country’s national elections. The insider, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Zambia’s Information and Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA) has already been notified...

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A public consultation has been launched by the Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA) to ‘share [its] preliminary views and plans regarding the identified spectrum to facilitate for the early rollout and commercialisation of 5G as well as to encourage immediate capacity expansion of existing broadband systems’ With the ZICTA inviting industry view and comments on...

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The company says the centre will offer state-of-the-art services to Zambia-based businesses, but also to multinationals that operate in the country. In April the company confirmed its intention to open up the resource, adding that the 1-megawatt (MW) facility will leverage the latest physical and virtual security to ensure the secure storage, protection, and management...

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In a telecoms market disputed with MTN, Airtel and Beeline, Zamtel is increasing its investments. The telecoms company has made broadband connectivity and mobile payment, new growth drivers, the new main axes of its growth strategy. The Zambia Telecommunications Company Limited (Zamtel) announced, Wednesday, July 21, the start of work to expand the capacities of its...