Felix Mutati

Zambia gov’t looks to strengthen bond between Fintechs and MNOs

Strategy begins with full automation of airtime purchases, phasing out of scratch cards.
Michael Malakata
Dec 26, 2022

Zedmobile, Zambia’s fourth MNO launched

The company plans to invest US$400-million and create 450 direct jobs.

Zambia's fourth operator to launch operations in January 2023

Wholly-owned local firm said it would invest US$400-million and create more than 450 direct jobs when it commences operations.
Nov 29, 2022

Zambia targets 100% network coverage by 2024

Government plans to leverage revenue generated from spectrum auction to invest in telecommunications tower construction.
Oct 31, 2022

Zambia’s Tech Minister calls for ICT ‘reboot’

Felix Mutati orders industry regulator to investigate poor network connectivity.
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.
Aug 26, 2022

Zambia’s gov’t to formalise working group tasked to save Zamtel

Leaked letter from officials confirms intention to inaugurate working group.

Zambia’s gov’t rubbishes claims it will sell Zamtel

Vice-President said company will be recapitalised and not sold.
Jun 29, 2022

Job cuts inevitable as Zamtel urgently seeks US$265m to stay afloat

Government has secured an equity partner and wants to onboard the foreign company by August this year.
Jan 11, 2022

MTN Zambia launches first 5G pilot service

Company rolls out demo sites in Lusaka and Copperbelt provinces.
Oct 30, 2017

Zambia's govt to cough up US$382m over Zamtel saga

Source within the Ministry of Finance outlines plan to make full payment before Q2 2018.