Michael Malakata

Airtel Zambia backs ITU, Cisco-led training initiative

Partnership with Smart Zambia Institute to provide STEM-focused training to school girls across the country.

Tanzania state-owned telco to drive new broadband penetration project

Project to extend national fibre network to at least 4,449km and connect ten regions.

Rwanda tightens up on SIM card registration

Authorities look to address rapid increase in mobile fraud.

Zambia’s Zamtel targets a subscriber base of seven million by 2023

Company’s CEO says it remains on a growth trajectory and has invested in core network infrastructure capacity.

TNM, Airtel Malawi urge govt to help combat mobile money fraud

Companies argue that the use of mobile devices in prisons is a likely source.

Uganda to introduce tough new social media law

New Bill to be drafted and tabled in parliament before the end of this year.

Airtel Niger launches US$5.7m fibre project

Project to construct a datacentre and a 123km fibre optic link at Maimoudjia

Lack of connectivity is costing Malawi

Study by country’s industry regulator finds that telecommunications could generate an additional US$13m in revenue annually.

Zambia’s new President vows to attract investment in telecoms

Newly elected Hakainde Hichilema said his administration will formulate respective policies, and look to SADC and Africa first for investment.

Uganda: COVID-19 deals decisive blow to Smart Telecom

Company is understood to have already negotiated exit strategy.