Operators Statistics
Volume Statistics20102011201220132014201520162017 2018 2019 2020 2021-Q1
Population - CSO Estimate 13,092,666 13,721,498 14,156,468 14,605,555 15,068,729 15,545,778 16,037,474 16,405,229 16,887,72017,381,16817,885,42218,400,556
Number of Mobile Operators 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Number of PSTN Operators 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Number of Active ISPs       16 16 16 16 1416161317
Internet Points of Presence (Districts)       99       - - - - -
Number of Registered SIM Cards     1,046,288 4,986,192 10,231,609 12,133,818 - 14,508,953 15,401,572 11,381,556 19,062,412 19,261,230
Number of active Subscribers 5,447,536 8,164,553 10,524,676 10,395,801 10,114,867 11,557,725 12,017,034 13,438,539 15,470,270 17,220,607 19,104,208 19,261,230
Mobile Penetration/100 Inhabitants 41.6 59.5 74.3 71.2 67.1 74.3 79.481.9 91.6 99.1 106.8 104.7
Mobile Broadband users - 379,888 2,314,983 2,211,640 3,741,615 6,090,412 5,156,365 7,723,855 9,825,716 9,140,666 10,219,976 10,350,671
Mobile Broadband penetration/100 users   2.8 16.4 15.1 24.8 39.2 32.247.1 58.2 52.6 57.1 56.3
Traffic domestic Incoming Minutes (MNO)   533,037,653 659,238,682 546,053,603 1,250,855,753 1,619,999,818 1,089,330,526 1,614,112,062 2,031,404,096 2,140,751,185 2,398,897,275 599,344,310
Traffic domestic Outgoing Minutes (MNO)   4,107,012,084 6,729,472,592 7,132,236,786 9,008,148,025 8,503,205,912 11,500,328,9309,967,432,12413,975,890,48217,227,499,412 21,404,799,9315,426,324,260
Traffic International Incoming Minutes (MNO)   118,226,631 143,902,933 130,199,249 156,357,097 84,742,385 72,816,296 61,088,17837,414,374 30,450,936 20,243,408 4,678,704
Traffic International Outgoing Minutes (MNO)   66,527,853 81,332,753 95,831,382 99,928,727 83,553,204 86,757,866 43,146,29139,891,48333,472,25222,471,1234,061,129
SMS/MMS traffic   1,661,665,734 2,041,288,825 1,084,647,709 893,040,156 1,408,979,862 7,070,191,769 7,228,443,842 10,060,039,56611,270,661,061 10,876,396,919 2,803,996,662
Minutes of use (Monthly)   4960 6387 7488728794104104
Network Coverage201020112012201320142015201620172018 2019 2020 2021-Q1
Internet Points of Presence (Districts) - - - 99 - - ------
PSTN Area Coverage (%) 90 90 90 90 90 90 91 919191.091.091.0
National Network Geographical Coverage (%)  7878787878787878.078.078.0
National Network Geographical by Population (%)     9393939386.986.986.9
Number of Towers       2,4262,4963,235.003,2253,084.0
Number of 2G Sites      2,6972,9903,4125,0814,3444,418.0
Number of 2G/3G Sites       2,354 2,1412,7272,9063,4723,546.0
Number of 4G Sites      192254254202.0202.0202.0
Number of 2G/3G/4G Sites      2548031,2122,316.002,758.002,676.00
Airtel Zambia (Area Coverage)  - - 42.7%42.7%42.7%42.7%42.7%42.7%42.7%42.7%42.7%
MTN Zambia (Area Coverage) 36.6%37.5%39.4%31.7%45.4%44.1%44.1%45.1%44.2%35.9%35.9%
Zamtel (Area Coverage) 75.0%75.0%29.7%27.0%27.0%27.0%27.0%49.5%52.0%52.1%52.1%
Revenue201020112012201320142015201620172018 2019 2020 2021-Q1
Number of active Subscribers 5,447,536 8,164,553 10,524,676 10,395,801 10,114,867 11,557,725 12,017,034 13,438,539 15,470,270 17,220,607 19,104,208 19,261,230
Revenue - (Kwacha'000) - 2,534,094,042 2,803,313,895 3,155,010 4,113,268 4,527,030 4,371,404 4,766,516 5,323,825 4,624,633 5,302,8381,433,483
Capex - (Kwacha'000) - 1,201,263,508 424,496,837 306,171 157,018 565,217 3,057,378 17,077,518 992,714 1,337,051 1,512,710 548,087
ARPU - (Kwacha) - 310,378 266,356 303 407 392 364355 344 269 278 74.42
Employment2011201220132014201520162017 2018 2019 2020 2021-Q1
Expartriate Employees 22 18 19 17 17 182822382728
Female Full-time Employees 282 248 478 480 479 417 631648529484488
Total Full-time Employees 1,422 1,416 1,451 1,525 1,435 1,399 1,338 1,4321,1069461,627
Interconnection20112012201320142015201620172018 2019 2020 2021-Q1
Voice Interconnection Rate (Kwacha)          
Airtel Zambia 265.00 250.00 0.23 0.20 0.20 0.15 0.150.150.110.110.09
MTN Zambia 265.00 250.00 0.23 0.20 0.20 0.15 0.150.150.110.110.09
Zamtel 265.00 250.00 0.23 0.25 0.25 0.15 0.150.150.110.110.09
SMS Interconnection Rate (Kwacha)          
Airtel Zambia 132.50 125.00 0.030.030.030.010.010.010.010.010.01
MTN Zambia 132.50 125.00 0.030.030.030.010.010.010.010.010.01
Zamtel 132.50 125.00 0.030.030.030.010.010.010.010.010.01
Incoming Interconnection Voice Traffic (Minutes) 778,126,520 691,940,938 530,057,997 724,917,112 927,010,294 1,050,579,984 1,627,487,166 2,023,580,688 2,230,289,265 2,426,762,010602,938,780
Outgoing Interconnection Voice Traffic (Minutes) 727,148,367 718,303,337 163,652,994 689,500,807 958,360,437 1,070,749,269 1,559,154,374 2,039,552,267 2,076,970,348 2,322,908,148605,310,891
Number of Incoming Interconnection SMS Traffic 189,785,636 204,384,393 101,206,271 125,221,769 229,281,280 362,633,012 652,043,062 725,716,811 1,002,372,949 1,101,941,532265,737,559
Number of Outgoing Interconnection SMS Traffic 177,467,646 163,683,098 30,521,045 138,970,859 182,265,844 290,659,417 521,461,160 643,766,331 909,530,432 969,312,234267,241,625
Effective Tariffs - Voice (Kwacha/min)201020112012201320142015201620172018 2019 2020 2021-Q1
Voice  Tariff - Mobile0.650.690.540.490.490.530.470.470.530.250.250.26
Voice  Tariff - PSTN----1.991.691.511.573.773.423.43.1


Average Headline Tariffs - Voice (Kwacha/min)2010201120122013201420152016201720182019 2020 2021-Q1
Voice on-net peak - Mobile1.231.221.161.161.231.140.931.241.241.241.240.99
Voice on-net off peak - Mobile0.830.810.850.850.890.790.690.720.720.720.720.91
Voice off net peak - Mobile1.501.461.361.361.471.260.991.361.361.361.360.99
Voice off net off peak - Mobile1.191.191.191.191.221.060.750.990.990.990.990.99
Voice on-net peak - Fixed------1.071.071.071.071.071.75
Voice on-net off peak - Fixed------0.750.750.750.750.751.31
Voice off-net peak - Fixed------1.981.981.981.981.981.75
Voice off-net off peak - Fixed------1.981.981.981.981.981.31


Average Headline Tariffs - SMS (Kwacha/sms)2010201120122013201420152016201720182019 2020 2021-Q1
SMS on-net - Mobile0.230.230.230.230.230.180.180.270.270.270.270.24
SMS off-net - Mobile0.300.300.300.300.310.260.230.320.320.320.320.29
Internet Service Provider
20102011201220132014201520162017201820192020 2021-Q1
Population Estimate 13,092,666 13,721,498 14,156,468 14,605,555 15,068,729 15,545,778 16,037,474 16,405,22916,887,72017,381,16817,885,42218,400,556
Number of Active ISPs    16 16 16 16 1417172417
Internet Points of Presence (Districts)    99    -----
Number of Subscribers 10,267 19,795 15,839 17,231 29,349 38,316 35,919 36,10844,71189,53382,31787,402
Fixed internet Penetration per 100 0.08 0.14 0.11 0.14 0.19 0.25 0.22 0.22 0.26 0.52 0.46 0.47
Expartriates  16 10 13 12 18 17 19101078
Female Employees  122 118 97 70 149 149 164139946554
Total Employees  752 720 561 461 499 572 558640356236191
Public Switched Telephone Network
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021-Q1
Population Estimate 13,092,666 13,721,498 14,156,468 14,605,555 15,068,729 15,545,778 16,037,474 16,405,229 16,887,720 17,381,168 17,885,422 18,400,556
Number of PSTN Operators 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11111
PSTN Area Coverage (%) 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 9090909090
Number of active Subscribers 118,388 85,727 82,542 115,762 114,420 116,165 101,407 101,444101,444 96,71971,84467,398
Subscriber per 100 inhabitants 0.90 0.62 0.58 0.79 0.76 0.75 0.63 0.620.590.560.400.37
Market Share (%) 100 100 100 100 100 100 101 100100100100100
Revenue (Kwacha'000)  113,390,942 133,113,447   169,670 134,024 106,502 116,92599,31674,95256,98611,823
Capex (Kwacha'000)  2,475,702 13,485,759   13,582    ----
ARPU (Kwacha'000)  1,323 1,613 - 1,482.87 1,153.74 1,050.24 1,152.61988.77774.95793.1175.42
Traffic domestic Incoming (Minutes)   14,333,992    26,149,021 23,344,449 16,680,42118,430,44919,140,66915,720,4723,102,338
Traffic domestic Outgoing (Minutes)  7,172,126 21,020,698 77,404,758 85,064,010 79,214,832 72,869,958 74,673,648 29,360,15921,157,34519,266,0343,814,255
Traffic International Incoming (Minutes)   33,868,128     2,863,8772,091,090654,718 782,478-
Traffic International Outgoing (Minutes)  346,920 1,009,571 4,541,773   4,605,082 4,077,398 4,140,972 5,538,9551,869,7551,282,731154,585
Minutes of use (Monthly)  7.31 70.91 58.99 61.95 78.89 82.42 80.80 45.9836.9042.9834.97
Expartriate Employees - 4 - - - - - -----
Female Full-time Employees     217 260 211 199 192192142119
Total Full-time Employees  748 769 780 837 815 729 674657562433405
Voice Interconnection Rate (Kwacha)  265.00 250.00 0.23 0.25 0.25 0.15 0.150.150.150.150.09
Incoming Interconnection Voice Traffic (Minutes)  25,773,174 23,110,185 14,496,442 24,178,269 26,475,825 23,344,449 12,666,34718,149,95913,955,28215,720,4733,102,338
Outgoing Interconnection Voice Traffic (Minutes)  114,919,195 110,130,810 24,934,237 38,563,056 45,096,292 31,308,436 26,993,91319,359,702188,869,09614,922,4033,064,486