Michael Malakata

Airtel Money now on Zambia’s e-govt services portal

Zamportal includes mobile money service to bolster digital service delivery, cashless economy.

Ethiopia postpones telco licence bid submission

Country’s industry regulator announces new deadline of 26 April 2021.

Mobile subscription rate drops in Uganda

But internet subscription registered marginal growth according to industry regulator report.

Civil society wants courts to annul latest cyber legislation

Organisations petition Lusaka High Court over specific provisions in the Cyber Security and Cyber Crimes Law.

Tanzania extends National Broadband Backbone to Mozambique

TSh2.4-billion project includes the construction of fibre optic network, power and transmission equipment.

MTN Zambia secures additional spectrum

Country’s regulator provides operator with spectrum on the 800Mhz frequency at a cost of US$13.5-million.

Infratel, Airtel Zambia advance tower sharing with colocation deal

Agreement will enable Airtel to lease multiple installation-ready towers across Zambia.
Mar 19, 2021

Rise Fund invests US$200m in Airtel Mobile Commerce BV

Airtel Africa confirms deal and will continue to hold majority stake.
Mar 16, 2021

COVID-19 fuels mobile and internet subscription in Zambia

ZICTA confirms growth in active mobile phone and internet subscriptions.
Mar 15, 2021

AfDB approves US$1.024m for AI project in Zambia, Rwanda and Ghana

The project will establish a complaints handling system for the financial regulators, using multilingual chatbots and AI.
Mar 12, 2021

Zimbabwe media group urges govt to respect data protection, freedom

Media Institute of Southern Africa calls on authorities to reassure public regarding data management and use of datacentre.