Airtel Networks Plc, Beverage, Zambian BreweriesJuly 28, 2019

Private Equity and Venture Capitalist Jito Kayumba Joins a Beverage Board
Renowned private equity and venture capitalist Jito Kayumba has been appointed as non-executive member of the Zambian Breweries board effective July 2019, according to the company. “Pursuant to section 3.59 of the LuSE Listing Requirements, the Board of Directors of Zambian Breweries PLC (“the Board”) wishes to announce the appointment of Mr Jito Kayumba as […]

Airtel Networks Plc, TelecomJuly 8, 2019

Airtel Lists on the London Stock Exchange
Airtel Africa successfully listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) in a move that cheered its subsidiary Airtel Zambia who published the Initial Public Offering (IPO) announcement on the Lusaka Securities and Exchange Stock Exchange News (SENS) bulletin.    “The Board of Directors of Airtel Networks Zambia Plc (“Airtel Zambia”or “the Company”) wishes to inform […]

Airtel Networks Plc, TelecomJune 29, 2019

Airtel wins HLB Zambia’s Golf Day Cup
Airtel Zambia won the “8 hole” annual HLB Zambia gold day tournament for accountants that was held at Bonanza Golf Estate on Friday 28th June in Lusaka. Receiving the trophy on behalf of the team was Director of Airtel Money James Chona who was delighted to be a part of the annual event that brought […]

Strategy, TelecomJanuary 23, 2019

Susan Takes a ‘Liquid’ Job
There is a scene in Marvel Comics Avengers Infinity War when Iron Man and meets the Guardians of the Galaxy for the first time and Star lord and Iron ask each other questions. If a parody of the same scene had to rewritten, the line of questioning of Liquid Telecom Zambia’s newly appointed CEO would […]

Airtel Networks PlcNovember 24, 2018

Airtel at Half Year 2018
In a half year that saw the coming of the fourth mobile provider and the collapse of a data only provider, Airtel Zambia Plc posted unaudited results that showed their performance was under competitive forces constraint during the period under review. On September 24th 2018 through SENS Announcement, its board issued a statement that its […]

Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc, Energy, TelecomOctober 16, 2018

CEC sheds fat
When we published “New Board Members at CEC? Interesting..“, we decoded the signal from the management team that they had brought on board an investments expert and a private equity specialists. When boards make decisions such as this one, it means that they are looking at improving the investment profile of the company. Many companies […]

Airtel Networks Plc, TelecomOctober 6, 2018

Airtel at Half Year 2018
In an industry that currently sees 76% market penetration, Airtel is proud to be one of the top 2 leading mobile communication providers in Zambia. With a customer base that now stands at 5.36 million, Airtel is seeing growth in market share on a year on year (YoY) basis. According to SENS announcement published on […]

Telecom, ZamtelOctober 6, 2018

ZAMTEL Counting Numbers
In a recent article attributed to Lusakatimes.com, Zamtel CEO Sydney Mupeta was quoted as saying “from 2016-2017, Zamtel recorded revenues of about K470 million to K670 million in 2017 that is above 50 % growth”. He was speaking during in an interview after the company commissioned two new communication towers in Ngabwe and Kapiri in […]

TelecomSeptember 24, 2018

Is MTN Zambia Reluctant to List on LuSE?
For some time, Financial Insight has been mulling at the prospects of an IPO (initial public offering) on the Lusaka Securities Exchange.  One name that often pops up is that of MTN Zambia. Aside from Airtel which is currently listed, MTN Zambia is the natural choice for a second mobile company IPO on LuSE. We […]

Strategy, TelecomAugust 16, 2018

Is the Zambian Telecoms Industry Suffering From Marketing Myopia?
Following the recent announcement of the introduction of a new tax that would be targeting voice calls made using Voice over IP services such as facebook and Whatsapp calling, we felt it prudent to view the industry through the lenses of Michael Porter and Theordore Levitt. Michael E Potter published the book and article “Competitive […]