Zambia plans to introduce a tax on Mobile Money transactions from 2024

Digital payment services are growing in Zambia. In 2022, mobile money transactions reached a value of 170 billion kwachas in the country compared to 95 billion kwachas in 2021. The Zambian government is considering introducing a tax on mobile money transactions. The proposal was made last week by Situmbeko Musokotwane, Minister of Finance and National Planning, during...

Paratus Zambia to host Lusaka Internet Exchange

Paratus Zambia has announced a partnership with Lusaka Internet Exchange (LIXP), whereby the Paratus Zambia data centre has incorporated LIXP into its facilities, allowing all providers in the data centre to have access to high-speed connections and hosting solutions. This, the two parties say, will improve internet service quality in Zambia, thus boosting digital innovation...

Paratus Zambia Partners with Lusaka Internet Exchange for Enhanced Digital Connectivity

Paratus Zambia has announced a landmark partnership with Lusaka Internet Exchange (LIXP) in a pioneering move that promises to redefine digital connectivity in Zambia. The Paratus Zambia Data Center (DC) has seamlessly integrated LIXP within its facilities, facilitating high-speed connectivity and hosting solutions for all providers in the DC. This will accelerate digital innovation and drive economic growth while significantly enhancing the quality of internet...

Liquid unveils Azure Stack in Zambia

Liquid Intelligent Technologies Zambia is set to launch its Azure Stack offering today. The Cassava Technologies-owned Liquid says the availability of Azure Stack in Zambia positions the company to serve enterprises of all sizes. It offers Zambian businesses access to hyperscale cloud solutions, while meeting local data regulatory needs. The launch comes at a time...

Zambia to Establish Smartphone Assembly Plant in Collaboration with ZTE

Zambia’s President, Hakainde Hichilema, recently announced a significant milestone in the country’s technological advancement. During his visit to Shenzhen, he engaged with ZTE, a renowned global ICT solutions provider, and inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a smartphone assembly plant within Zambia’s borders. This strategic move is poised to be a game-changer for...

Bayobab wins international fibre licence in Zambia

Bayobab Group has been given an International Network Licence in Zambia, paving the path for cross-border fibre capacity transit. The MTN Group-owned company announced the news today, stating that the move “opens new doors and strengthens Zambia’s position as a digital hub of Southern Africa.” This is Bayobab’s second licencing win in as many weeks....

Malawi and Zambia Collaborate to Provide Affordable Internet Connectivity

In a strategic move, Malawi has partnered with Zambia to bring affordable internet connectivity to its citizens. This development comes shortly after Malawi secured access to Elon Musk’s SpaceX internet service via Starlink. The signing ceremony was graced by Moses Kunkuyu, Malawi’s Minister of Information and Digitalisation, who highlighted that cost-effective internet access will open...

Zambia’s Minister Explores Satellite Infrastructure Expansion with Gilat

Gilat Satellite Networks, a leading provider of satellite communication solutions, has announced the visit of Mr. Felix Mutati, Zambia’s Minister of Science and Technology. The purpose of his visit was to discuss the expansion of Gilat’s existing SATCOM Infrastructure System, a move that signifies a meaningful progression in the ongoing collaboration between Gilat and The...

Liquid Dataport to connect Angola and Zambia 

Liquid will directly connect Angola to Zambia through its fibre network in Zambia  Liquid Dataport, has announced plans to expand its fibre backbone to connect Luanda, Angola and Lusaka, Zambia directly. This follows Liquid’s launch of a new 2500km fibre link between Lobito, Angola and Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).   The company, part...

Tingg by Cellulant Transforms Billing and Collections for Utility Companies in Zambia

Tingg, Cellulant’s digital payments platform, is challenging Zambia’s traditional bill payment method. With Tingg, individuals and businesses can quickly and easily pay their water and power bills on an app or via USSD. Pay-as-you-go mobile utility bill payments have been used in the energy, water, and sanitation sectors due to mobile money ecosystems’ expansion and global complexity....

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