Zambian telcos mobilise behind lobby group

Global System for Mobile Association of Zambia (GSMAZ) has officially launched to serve as lobby group for GSM telecommunication operators.
Christopher Tredger
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.
Sep 23, 2021

Zamtel looks to double its subscriber base by 2023

Telco commences with installation of US$5.7m subscriber capacity charging system.
Sep 6, 2021

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.
Dec 10, 2020

Zamtel's future hangs in the balance … again

Zambia’s government initiates another request with the IMF for economic bailout.
Nov 9, 2020

Zambia wants Fast Track Court to curb mobile money fraud

Bank of Zambia initiates process to establish a dedicated Fast Track Court, specifically geared to handle cases involving mobile money fraud.

Libya’s LapGreen Networks threatens Zambia over unpaid debt

Zambian govt official confirms company is considering targeting the Southern African country’s global assets.
Sep 21, 2020

Data, broadband demand driving investment in Zambia telecoms

Industry regulator, operators believe the country will continue on growth trajectory.
May 19, 2020

Zamtel partners Kazang to reach Zambia’s unbanked

Companies announce integration of platforms to beef up financial inclusivity.

Sub-Saharan Africa remains largely offline

GSMA’s regional head unpacks the challenges in ensuring more people are able to connect.