The Zambia Information and Communications Authority says the Zambian mobile phone market can still take in a fourth mobile phone service company.
Zambia currently has three companies in the mobile phone market namely, ZAMTEL, Airtel and MTN.
ZICTA Director General Margaret Mudenda said in an interview that the domestic market still has room for more players to come in and participate.
Mrs Mudenda however revealed that ZICTA has not yet received any expression of interest from any entity wishing to venture into the Zambian mobile phone market.
She said is optimistic that Zambia’s market is conducive to accommodate a fourth mobile service provider.
“The market can take in more players, it’s just a matter of timing but we are yet to get an expression of interest from anyone and as soon as that status is changed, we will advise you,” Mrs Mudenda said.
Recently, Special Assistant to the President for Project Monitoring and Implementation, Lucky Mulusa revealed government’s plan to introduce a 4th mobile service provider as the existing ones have failed to improve their services.