Telecoms news from Zambia
South African wireless communication specialist Multisource Telecoms has won a contract that will see 20 low-cost GSM towers bringing cell phone communications to rural Zambians for the first time. ...more.
Five companies have expressed an interest in setting up a mobile network in Zambia, the Minister of Communications and Transport Christopher Yaluma has confirmed. ...more.
Zambia based Microlink has rolled out an Airspan supplied WiMAX network in Lusaka and other key cities in Zambia, utilizing a combination of Macro and Pico base stations. ...more.
Zambia could issue a tender for a fourth mobile network license in the near future after the government overturned a law banning a fourth license being issued before 2015. ...more.
Police in Zambia have confiscated over 2,600 counterfeit Samsung mobile phones in a series of coordinated raids on shops in Lusaka and on the Copperbelt. ...more.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan finds that the market earned revenues of $3.78 billion in 2010 and estimates this to reach $19.08 billion in 2017. The research covers South Africa, Zambia, Lesotho and Zimbabwe. ...more.
A sales rep working for a Zambian phone and airtime retailer has been jailed for five years in jail - with hard labour, after being convicted of theft from his employer. ...more.
Libya's LAP GreenN says that it has filed court papers challenging the Zambian Government's action to seize its 75% stake in the local mobile network, Zamtel. ...more.
The Zambian government has confirmed expectations and will renationalise the local mobile network, Zamtel, which is 75% owned by Lybia's Lap Green Networks. ...more.
The Zambian authorities have frozen the bank accounts of Libyan controlled Zamtel claiming that the company has been involved in money laundering. ...more.
Airtel Zambia has launched a HSPA+ network upgrade offering theoretical peak rate download speeds of up to 21Mbps. ...more.
Airspan Networks says that it has won a WiMAX network deployment contract from AfriConnect Zambia, an Internet Solutions Provider and subsidiary of the Vodacom Group. ...more.
An inquiry into the sale of a majority stake in Zambian telco, Zamtel to Libya's Lap Green Network has established that the transaction was fraudulent and illegal. ...more.
Zambian mobile network operator, Zamtel has launched its 3G network following a US$37 million upgrade. ...more.
Zambia's Lusaka Stock Exchange (LuSE ) has again rejected a request by Bharti Airtel to force its minority shareholders to sell their shares to the company so that it can remove itself from the stock exchange. ...more.
South Africa based MTN has launched borderless roaming across five countries where it has subsidiaries - Botswana, Rwanda, Uganda, Swaziland and Zambia. ...more.
Airtel Zambia is planning to launch its 3G network in the second quarter of this year after upgrading over 150 of its base stations, ...more.
Ongoing attempts by Bharti Airtel to delist its Zambian subsidiary from the local stock exchange have hit another road-block after the Lusaka Stock Exchange (LuSE) said that the decision could affect the development of the local capital market. ...more.
Zain Zambia is planning to deploy over 600 new base stations over the next two years in order to double its network capacity, ...more.
Zambia's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has again rejected an increased offer from Bharti Airtel to buy out the minority shareholders in Zain Zambia. ...more.