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MTN Zambia has today announced the launch of its 5G network pilot platform in the country which the company claims “promises significant improved technology which will enhance faster connectivity speed, ultra – low latency and greater bandwidth.” According to the telco, 5G cellular networks are at least ten times faster than 4G “which creates never-before-seen...

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Zambia’s fourth mobile phone operator Beeline Telecoms Limited has failed to launch operations within the agreed period and has requested an extension from authorities. The Zambia Information Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) confirmed it has approved the request and the company will now launch operations on 30 June 2022. In February this year Beeline Telecoms secured...

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Beeline Telecom, which was awarded Zambia’s fourth mobile licence in February this year, will launch a commercial service by 30 June 2022, it has been revealed. An unnamed spokesperson from the Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) told the Zambia Daily Mail that the start-up has struggled with ‘the procurement of equipment and installations’,...

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Airtel Money has today launched the Airtel Money Mastercard virtual payment solution in Zambia, that allows all Airtel Money customers in the country, even those without a bank account, to make global e-commerce payments safely and securely, underpinned by a growing demand for digital payments. This forms part of Airtel Africa’s strategic partnership with Mastercard to...

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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...