Zambia: country must hold off on e-voting plans says gov’t

Authorities say country cannot proceed as intended by the Electoral Commission of Zambia until it has reliable network coverage and connectivity.
Michael Malakata

Zambia targets 100% network coverage by 2024

Government plans to leverage revenue generated from spectrum auction to invest in telecommunications tower construction.

Zambia progresses with commercial 5G as MTN announces rollout

Operator plans to reach 100% 5G coverage in Lusaka, Kitwe and Ndola by the middle of 2023.

Chipper Cash readies to acquire Zambia's Zoona

Deal will enable Chipper Cash to add new online services and a new agent network to its offerings.

Paratus scouts for more sponsors as it plans major e-learning rollout in Africa

Company has partnered with Interactive Audio Visual Solutions in quest to connect schools and roll out online learning material.

Paratus Zambia partners Meta to roll out new fibre network

900km network to extend connectivity reach to under-served communities.
Oct 31, 2022

Zambia’s Tech Minister calls for ICT ‘reboot’

Felix Mutati orders industry regulator to investigate poor network connectivity.
Oct 25, 2022

Zambia ties up tax loophole with new levy on business mobile money transactions

Country’s Revenue Authority approves new tax similar to that applied to banks.
Oct 18, 2022

Airtel Zambia latest telco to secure spectrum

Airtel Networks Zambia has purchased 60 MHz of additional spectrum spread across the 800 MHz and 2600 MHz bands.
Oct 17, 2022

Cellulant Zambia secures strategic deal with Lusaka business chamber

Company’s payment platform Tinggs will enable organisation’s members to accept payments from their customers’ mobile money wallets.
Oct 7, 2022

NetOne IT plans US$12m device manufacturing plant in Zambia

Company recently unveiled Neo device, which it describes as country’s first locally produced laptop.
Sep 29, 2022

SpaceX to shuttle in Starlink connectivity in Zambia

Time frame of under six months announced, with development expected to escalate country’s position in the digital economy.
Aug 31, 2022

Zambia presses ahead with controversial US$210m CCTV camera project

Despite announcing a stop to all pending digital projects, the country’s government has made an exception with the safe city initiative.