Bid­ding for 4th mo­bile provider open

Daily Nation Newspaper - - HOME NEWS - By GRACE CHAILE LESOETSA

THE bid­ing process for a fourth mo­bile op­er­a­tor in Zam­bia has been opened.

ZICTA be­lieves an ad­di­tional mo­bile op­er­a­tor will pro­vide com­pe­ti­tion and raise stan­dards of ser­vice.

ZICTA is­sued a two-month Re­quest For Pro­posal (RFP) in­vi­ta­tion to global and re­gional tele­com com­pa­nies in­tend­ing to op­er­ate in Zam­bia.

Chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Patrick Mu­timushi stated that the RFP was is­sued on Tues­day pur­suant to the li­cens­ing guide­lines of 2017.

“ZICTA now in­vites pro­pos­als that will lead to is­suance of in­ter­na­tional net­work and na­tional ser­vice li­cense,” Mr Mu­timushi said.

Both lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional com­pa­nies will be re­quired to pay a non-re­fund­able fee of K1 mil­lion for each bid.

Zam­bia’s cur­rent op­er­a­tors are Zam­tel, Air­tel and MTN.

Mr Mu­timushi

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