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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...

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The Paratus Group is about to open itsstate-of-the-art data center in Lusaka, Zambia.  The pandemic has greatly accelerated the pace of reliance upon unlimited and quality internet connections.  DT Global, referring to the 2020 World Bank study of 10 000 enterprises, including micro, small, and medium-sized businesses in 51 emerging and developing economies, states that ‘around...

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Ahead of Zambia’s Presidential and General Elections in August this year, authorities have downplayed fears expressed by foreign diplomats and civil society organisations of a possible shutdown of the internet. There is concern over a potential deliberate move by authorities to cut access to the internet because of the controversial cybercrime law passed in March....

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An extension to the deadline for comments on proposed revisions to Zambia’s licensing guidelines has been announced by the Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA). Last month the regulator published a ‘Licensing Guidelines Consultation Paper’, in which it sought to outline the challenges identified in the current licensing framework – which was implemented back...

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Business communication and hosting services provider Paratus Zambia said it will soon announce the opening of its new datacentre in the heart of Lusaka. According to the company, the new purpose-built facility will enable businesses to store and access their data, at any time (24/7) “in a secure and world class 3-tier equivalent datacentre”. Paratus...

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MTN Zambia intends to migrate 274 sites by Saturday 27 March 2021 having recently secured spectrum on the 800 MHz band. According to a statement from the company, the development will lead to enhanced quality of experience for customers “through improved indoor coverage and network capacity.” In March this year the Zambia Information and Communications...

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Infratel Corporation Limited and Airtel Networks Zambia Plc have signed a tower colocation agreement that will allow Airtel to lease multiple installation-ready towers across the country’s ten provinces. According to the deal, signed on 22 March, Infratel will avail telecommunications tower infrastructure to Airtel to widen coverage. Infratel Corporation Limited, a company owned by the...

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The Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) has awarded the country’s largest operator, MTN Zambia, additional spectrum at a cost of US$13.5-million to improve the quality of its voice and data services. The additional spectrum, on the 800MHz frequency band, will reinforce the operator’s existing spectrum resources and utilisation. In a statement, ZICTA said...