Bart Hofker

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
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.
Nov 25, 2022

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.
Aug 26, 2022

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.
Jan 11, 2022

MTN Zambia launches first 5G pilot service

Company rolls out demo sites in Lusaka and Copperbelt provinces.
Mar 26, 2021

MTN Zambia targets 274 sites for frequency migration

Operator looks to complete migration process by 27 March 2021.
Dec 22, 2020

Zambia’s Pensions Authority invests in MTN

Government agency acquires 8% shares in the telecommunications firm.
Nov 6, 2020

MTN Zambia notches up 4.5m mobile money customers

Operator said COVID-19 has definitely played a key role.
May 20, 2020

MTN Zambia initiates K180m network upgrade

Operator announces launch of ‘Project Summer’ project.
Mar 26, 2020

Zambia’s Chamber of Commerce calls for suspension of comms taxes

Once taxes are suspended, operators can then reduce the cost of services to customers, organisation claims.
Jan 27, 2020

MTN Zambia launches new 3G, 4G phones

'Dandy' and 'Rio' Android smartphones expected to add value to business environment and address digital divide.
Jan 20, 2020

MTN Zambia appoints chief FinTech officer

Kombo Malukutila will step into the role as of 1 February 2020.