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The Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) claims to have disconnected over two million SIM cards across the country and said these were illegally registered. ZICTA consumer protection and compliance manager Edgar Mlauzi said the organisation is “working tirelessly” to combat digital fraud. He said the deactivated SIM cards belong to subscribers who had...

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The Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) has confirmed it has terminated employment contracts of five directors, including that of the acting director general Mwenya Mutale. This was confirmed by the regulator’s corporate communications manager Hansford Chaaba. No further information was given as to the reasons behind the action. However, an insider, who spoke...

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Under pressure, the Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) said that the country’s fourth mobile phone network operator Beeline Telecoms will start operating on 30 June this year. Beeline was awarded the fourth operator licence in February last year and was expected to launch operations between August and September, but failed to do so...

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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’,...