Arnold Mulenga

Drought derails major Zambian digital ID exercise

The government announced that the Integrated National Registration Information System project would be postponed as part of efforts to free up financial resources to address the effects of the drought.
Arnold Mulenga
Mar 12, 2024

Zambia mobile sector exceeds $389 million

Total number of active mobile cellular subscriptions increased by 6.4 percent to 21.1 million subscribers in 2023 from 19.8 million subscribers in 2022.
Mar 7, 2024

Zambia trains judges, police how to detect cyber threats

Zambia's communications regulator trained 120 judges, magistrates, and police officers on the best ways to detect and investigate cyber security threats.

Free internet connection in Zambian public buildings

The Kenneth Kaunda International Airport and the East Park shopping mall in Lusaka, the capital, are the most recent infrastructures to be connected.

Zambia aims for 96 percent connectivity by year-end

The administration is building of a 65-metre-high communication tower in the northern province of Muchinga, marking a significant step towards that goal.
Feb 12, 2024

Airtel dispels rumours of Zambia exit

Rumours circulated that the telecom provider had again fallen foul of regulators due to frequent network failures.
Feb 5, 2024

MTN Zambia launches tower renovation exercise

The majority of the tower upgrades are in the North Western province, where this year, the government wants 19 4G towers installed and 41 refurbished.

Zambia reports massive investment in ICT sector

Felix Mutati, the Science and Technology Minister, announced the investment at an event honouring women in the information technology sector.
Jan 22, 2024

Zambia upgrades towers North of the country to 3G, 4G

Some 87 towers are to be upgraded during an exercise that resumed on Friday.
Jan 22, 2024

Airtel Zambia experiences further outages

This is the second such incident in as many months, the last disruption prompted authorities to compel the mobile operator to compensate clients.
Dec 20, 2023

Zambia gets ready to build a tier 3 data centre

The construction of the data centre and innovation hub, which would be located in the Lusaka South Multi-Facility Economic Zone, will begin in 2024.
Dec 12, 2023

Zambia adopts 4G as the new standard, phases out 2G and 3G networks

"We're getting rid of 2G. We want all towers to have internet access," the minister stated. "Every tower from now on will only be 4G and upwards internet enabled."
Dec 11, 2023

Zambia cracks whip on Airtel over network outages

The regulator has also asked Airtel to implement immediate measures to prevent such disruptions and to present to ZICTA a long-term network plan.