Telecom, ZamtelNovember 22, 2017

Zamtel’s US$300 million investment dubbed to double numbers by 2020
State-owned Telecoms Company, Zamtel, disclosed on 14th November 2017 that it intends to invest $300 million over the next three years to improve its network coverage. Few will remember that Minister of Transport and Telecommunications, Brian Mushimba, had made the announcement earlier the year regarding the multiple phased project. However, this reboot announcement comes at […]

Airtel Networks Plc, TelecomOctober 8, 2017

Airtel at Half Year 2017
The “smartphone network” recently published its half year results for the period January to June 2017. According to the summary of their profit and loss statement published on SENS announcement dated 2 October 2017, the network’s revenue at half year was 5.79% lower than the previous year. Gross profit was marginally lower at 0.32% with […]

TelecomSeptember 27, 2017

Echos of a fourth Mobile Telco Player in Zambia
Back in April 2017, we heard from the Minister of Transport and Communications Hon. Brian Mushimba that cabinet had approved a new licensing framework in the telecoms industry. The new licensing framework was formulated in partnership with ZICTA for the Information Communication Technology (ICT) and telecommunication industry in Zambia. This means that Zambia could potentially […]

Airtel Networks Plc, TelecomApril 13, 2017

Airtel – Zikomo Kwa Million in 2016
Airtel Zambia ushered in 4 brand new board members in 2016. The new look board is now headed by Ms. Monica Musonda (of the Java Foods fame) who now joins an elite group of women in Zambia heading the boards of some of the finest premier companies. Charity Lumpa of ZANACO now has a beautiful […]

Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc, Energy, TelecomApril 6, 2017

Many Faces of Premier Companies – How To Not Be Myopic
In his famous Harvard Business Review article, Theodore Levitt told stories of how the US railway industry forgot what business they were in and were fast overtaken but road and air transportation. We have been reviewing some of the behaviors of certain premier companies and it’s clear to us that some of them chose to […]

Airtel Networks Plc, TelecomMarch 26, 2017

Data and So Che Generating Value at Airtel? Really??
The proverbial macro-economic challenges that have faced many of the premier companies in Zambia that we are looking at also extended to Bhati Airtel Zambia. This is company that is currently in an oligopoly (5 or less companies competing) fighting for a place in the soul of your mobile device.   In 2015, Airtel recorded […]

Airtel Networks Plc, Lafarge, StrategyMarch 6, 2017

How to Fight a Price War in Zambia
Entering into a price war is usually a distant thought for the average Zambian entrepreneur. On the one hand, some often chose to ignore it and face certain doom over the long run (evidence from small businesses that have closed down due to failure to compete on price). Others on the other hand, chose to […]