By JOHN SAKALA
Zamtel’s shareholder, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has commended the national network provider for crossing the three million subscriber base.
IDC Group CEO, Mr Mateyo Kaluba said the record increase in mobile subscribers to the Zamtel network over the past two years had increased over 175% from 1, 244, 117 in 2016 to 3, 367, 700 as at June 2019.
This translated in a growth of market share from 10% in 2016 to the current 19%. It is also the highest number of subscribers in the history of ZAMTEL and the highest market share attained the company in a very competitive sector.
Mr Kaluba commended the Board, Management and staff of Zamtel on the attainment of the key milestones, which he said were on account of the Board and Management embracing the transformation agenda of the IDC. He further said the growth has been underpinned innovation in designing competitive products, the ongoing network rollout across the country as well as the graduation to 4G and 4.5G in urban and suburban areas.
“I strongly urge the Board and management to continue to drive transformation from within particularly in areas of cost reduction, innovation and internal restructuring. We look forward to a growing, sustainable and profitable business “, he said.
Mr Kaluba added, the IDC would render its full support to the continued growth of the business and to ensuring that Zamtel remains a key player in the telecoms sector.
This is according to a media statement IDC Public Relations Manager Namakau Mukelabai.