The Parliamentary Committee on Communications, Transport, Works and Supply has called on government to liberalise the international gateway.
Committee Chairperson, Douglas Syakalima, says liberalising the international gateway would result in reduced tariffs.
Mr. Syakalima says government’s policy to maintain only one international gateway may disrupt the telecommunications services in the country.
He says this is because ZAMTEL, which operates the international gateway is currently experiencing financial and operational difficulties.
He says security concerns raised on the liberalisation of the international gateway are unfounded.
Mr. Syakalima was speaking in parliament when he presented a report compiled by the parliamentary committee on Communications, Transport, Works and Supply.
He further said ZAMTEL is insolvent and that the firm needs to be restructured and re-capitalised.