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Posts Tagged ‘ZICTA’

  • Zambia: ZICTA begins 2015 ICT national survey

    September 3, 2015 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Zambia: ZICTA begins 2015 ICT national survey

    The Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) is in the process of conducting data collection for the 2015 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) survey. The data collection drive, which began in the first week of August,...

  • Pervasive connectivity still a pipe dream in Africa?

    Zambia: ZICTA provides 147 towers for rural areas

    November 17, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Zambia: ZICTA provides 147 towers for rural areas

    The Zambia Information Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) has erected 147 out of 169 new telecommunication towers, which have been earmarked for construction in selected rural parts of Zambia. According to the Zambia Consumer Association (ZACA), the...

  • Zambia: ZICTA calls for private sector investment in ICT

    October 3, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Zambia: ZICTA calls for private sector investment in ICT

    The Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA) is calling on the private sector to take the lead in creating demand in ICT, by injecting heavier investments into the sector. The move has been proposed in order to give consumers access...

  • Zambia focusing on protecting youth online

    July 7, 2014 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Zambia focusing on protecting youth online

    The drafting process of Zambia’s national child online protection strategy has commenced. The strategy, put together by the Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA), is expected to avoid exposing youths to dangerous and...

  • Zambia: mobile service providers face legal action

    July 8, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Zambia: mobile service providers face legal action

    The Times of Zambia reports that ICT authorities have taken legal action against mobile phone service providers over alleged poor service delivery to customers. According to the publication, the Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority...

  • Zambia: setback with SIM registration process

    February 15, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Zambia: setback with SIM registration process

    In what has been viewed as a major setback for Zambia’s SIM registration process, Airtel Zambia announced that it has run out of SIM registration forms and is unable to continue registering users’ cards as part of a government plan to regulate...

  • Zambia govt pushes rural need for telecommunications

    February 4, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Zambia govt pushes rural need for telecommunications

    Zambia’s government has urged the country’s telecom regulator to continue to push for greater rural boosting of infrastructure in order to continue to develop telecom services.   A parliamentary committee on communications in the East African country...

  • Airtel Zambia’s rural investment pays off

    January 16, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Airtel Zambia’s rural investment pays off

    With an influx of new rural subscribers over the past year, Airtel Zambia reported that it ended 2012 with over 4.6 million subscribers.   The company’s head of corporate communications and government relations Chabuka Kawesha confirmed that a...

  • Zambia: ICT Authority’s plans to pulverise poor service

    November 29, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Zambia: ICT Authority’s plans to pulverise poor service

    In an effort to increase quality service monitoring in the East African country, the Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA) has announced its intention to purchase more than $200,000 in equipment. The authority said that the...

  • Zambia’s government urges stronger ICT laws

    September 13, 2012 • Online & SocialComments Off on Zambia’s government urges stronger ICT laws

    According to the Times of Zambia the government has challenged the Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) to strengthen laws governing technology, including Internet usage within the country. The use of ICT ought to be more...

  • Zambia invests in fight against cybercrime

    March 2, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    With cybercrime increasing, the Zambia Information Communications Authority (ZICTA) announced on Thursday, that it was investing some ZMK 1.3 billion ($582 000) in battling online criminal activity. The money will go towards creating a Computer Incident...