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UZZI Granted Extension to Set Up Network

Fourth mobile operator, UZZI Zambia, has been granted an extension to set up its mobile phone network in the country.

UZZI Zambia were given a licence in September, 2018 and were scheduled to commence operations in six months (by March).

Transport and Communications minister Brian Mushimba has said the Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) have approved an extension for the mobile operator to set up its network.

“ZICTA approves additional time for UZZI, the new mobile network operator, to set up their network,” said Mushimba, adding that the projected completion of the other technical deployments was likely to be in October or November.

“We shall have a new mobile network operator before year end…”

30 Comments

  1. Mulenga

    Do we need a fourth mobile network provider when the 3 we have offer high rate tariffs plans. What are the guarantees that the 4th one will do better?

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    • Wakishale

      Ask yourself first. Why do we have so many shops in town selling the same commodities? I think you know the answer and therefore we need a fourth even a fifth provider or more to have a better service.

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      • Leonard

        We say aso right. Can someone really complain about the fourth mobile network? What competition? If we have 100 shops in the same area selling Biscuits on the same price, out of the 100 shops, one or two the price will be down. The same applies with having more than 6 mobile network companies in Zambia.

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  2. Geoffrey Bwamba Mwalya

    Good move ZICTA n gvt.Employment creation to the youths.

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  3. Bruno mars the moonshine jungle master

    Ok we are waiting. But please avoid unnecessary deductions like ba airtel naba zamtel

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  4. Michy

    A good move
    I think we should be concerned whether it will be offering good services or not
    But the fact that it will bring employment to the Youths

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  5. Frank S

    This will b good as there will competition making rates to drop

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  6. Zattie Bee

    Competing is o h advantage of the consumer

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  7. CM

    It’s good to have as many network providers in the country in order to stop exploitation of consumers by monopoly

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  8. Chikonde Titus

    Now why are they taken long for them to start operating because we have been hearing this for so long

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    • Leonard

      Everything mabwana goes with planning. Since we have got already three existing mobile network companies. They are planning how to attract customers. Simple

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  9. International Order

    Typically, increasing the number of suppliers increases competition which leads to lower costs to customers. If that happens then the customers will win.

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  10. Truestory

    What about Vodafone? Why haven’t they started operations up to now?

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  11. MUNGONI SOGOLA JERE

    U are most welcome UZZI ZAMBIA

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  12. MUNGONI SOGOLA JERE

    MULENGA U are right but let us all wait and see may be UZZI will put low tariff.

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  13. Overd

    That is a good move we want good services

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  14. Trevor Pambwe

    Poot network owes make our employment phone calls nt to reach us

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  15. br lupiya

    hope this network will compete naba mtn cause mtn is the best so far

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  16. Norris

    Wow its good to have more networks in our country, am sure the tariffs will be cheaper.

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  17. Norris

    While its good to have more networks in our country, am sure the tariffs will be cheaper.

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  18. Zeckman

    Good move ba zicta

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  19. Jms

    Its a good idea to a person who needs developed but it be a worst idea if the people concerned don’t have the right ideas because the more you involve the less we pay if this won’t happen then we must know that we have criminals among us

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  20. Jms

    Its a good idea to a person who needs development but it will be a worst idea if the people concerned don’t have the right ideas because the more you involve the less we pay if this won’t happen then we must know that we have criminals among us

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  21. mathias banda

    the move by zicta is good although the salaries are changes but anyway the network is welcome

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  22. F simukonda

    There are so many supermarkets in Zambia. Do you see things to be cheaper? So it will be the same with the 4 network operators.

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  23. frank luvundo

    Its good to have so main networks, why refusing to have only three you zambianos wekap.!!!!!!

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  24. PABA

    I think it is a good move by the government, I personally applaud as it will bring Competition among the mobile network providers as this will result into low tariff plans.

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  25. killian

    Dear uzzi
    Mtn gives us free bandos ka
    Mukose

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  26. tk

    Gud move by gaverment

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  27. Kubeja badala

    The coming of 4th mobile network provider is good for competition like the way it is in Uganda and Tanzania, just 10 Shillings one can chat and browse on end however, this may not work for Zambia, look at the number of cement factories, even the excitement over the coming of Dangote has not brought down the cost. So let’s not get excited

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