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Zambia’s government is urged to fast-track the deal with Huawei Technologies to deploy 5G network infrastructure and direct technical resources towards the fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19). Alfred Zulu, a senior researcher at the Computer Association of Zambia said now that experts have reported that 5G can enhance the effectiveness of pandemic prevention and drive the...

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Zambia’s government has refused to disband the country’s ICT and telecommunications regulatory body, the Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA), following complaints by stakeholders that the organisation is failing in its duties. Various stakeholders within the country’s ICT and telecommunications industries claim ZICTA is not executing its mandate effectively and specifically not dealing with...

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The Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) has hinted at the possibility of accommodating a fifth operator within the country’s telecommunications market in a bid to increase competition. ZICTA director general Patrick Mutimunshi said a fifth operator could compete with MTZ Zambia, Airtel Zambia, Zamtel as well as Uzi Zambia, which is yet to...

Mobile industry stakeholders, including the country’s telecommunications industry regulator ZICTA, are confident the introduction of non-expiry data bundles by 12 February 2020 will improve the country’s internet penetration rating. According to recent ZICTA statistics , there are 10, 893, 183 internet users in Zambia representing 62.7% penetration, while the number of mobile phone users currently...

Zambia Telecommunications Company (Zamtel) is reportedly asking all of its mobile subscribers to once again register their personal information, though this time the telco is integrating biometric data into the process. According to Agence Ecofin, with a view to combating telecoms fraud and cybercrime, the state-owned operator has directed subscribers to provide it with not...

Zambia Telecommunications (Zamtel), the incumbent telecommunications operator, is stepping up security measures for its subscribers. The company has relaunched the identification of these, but this time by integrating biometrics. The objective is to refine the means of combating telecoms fraud and cybercrime. In addition to the usual identity information, consumers of the company will also need to...

MTN Zambia has appointed Komba Malukutila as Chief FinTech Officer effective 1 February 2020. According to a statement from the company, Malukutila served as General Manager: Enterprise Business within MTN Zambia. “Malukutila brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the new role gleaned over a 10-year career within the telecommunications industry with a track-record...