Operators Statistics
Volume Statistics20102011201220132014201520162017 2018 Q1-2019 Q2-2019
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 16,887,720 17,381,168 17,381,168
Number of Mobile Operators 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
Number of Active ISPs       16 16 16 16 14161616
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 7,004,230 16,298,228
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 15,699,556 16,298,228
Mobile Penetration/100 Inhabitants 41.6 59.5 74.3 71.2 67.1 74.3 79.481.9 91.6 90.3 93.8
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 10,245,724 10,478,954
Mobile Broadband penetration/100 users   2.8 16.4 15.1 24.8 39.2 32.247.1 58.2 58.9 60.3
Traffic domestic Incoming Minutes (MNO+PSTN)   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 2,031,404,096 520,522,182.4 542,872,231
Traffic domestic Outgoing Minutes (MNO+PSTN)   4,107,012,084 6,729,472,592 7,132,236,786 9,008,148,025 8,503,205,912 11,500,328,9309,967,432,12413,975,890,4823,919,615,498.213,846,375,040
Traffic International Incoming Minutes (MNO+PSTN)   118,226,631 143,902,933 130,199,249 156,357,097 84,742,385 72,816,296 61,088,17837,414,3743,919,615,498.217,930,630
Traffic International Outgoing Minutes (MNO+PSTN)   66,527,853 81,332,753 95,831,382 99,928,727 83,553,204 86,757,866 43,146,29139,891,4838,451,151.339,919,225
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 10,060,039,566 3,065,920,251 3,078,906,979
Minutes of use (Monthly)   4960 6387 748872879590
Network Coverage201020112012201320142015201620172018 Q1-2019 Q2-2019
Internet Points of Presence (Districts) - - - 99 - - -----
PSTN Area Coverage (%) 90 90 90 90 90 90 91 91919191
National Network Geographical Coverage (%)  787878787878787878
National Network Geographical by Population (%)     9393939386.986.9
Number of Towers       2,4262,4962,7592,820
Number of 2G Sites      2,6972,9903,4123,4113,428
Number of 2G/3G Sites       2,354 2,1412,7271,3022,754
Number of 4G Sites      192254254254437
Number of 2G/3G/4G Sites      2548031,2121,4282,045
Airtel Zambia (Area Coverage)  - - 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%44.1%44.2%
Zamtel (Area Coverage) 75.0%75.0%29.7%27.0%27.0%27.0%27.0%49.5%52%52%
Revenue201020112012201320142015201620172018 Q1-2019 Q2-2019
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 15,699,556 16,298,228
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 1,056,980 1,062,125
Capex - (Kwacha'000) - 1,201,263,508 424,496,837 306,171 157,018 565,217 3,057,378 17,077,518 992,714 404,855 520,127
ARPU - (Kwacha) - 310,378 266,356 303 407 392 364355 344 67 65
Employment2011201220132014201520162017 2018 Q1-2019 Q2-2019
Expartriate Employees 22 18 19 17 17 1828223424
Female Full-time Employees 282 248 478 480 479 417 631648563575
Total Full-time Employees 1,422 1,416 1,451 1,525 1,435 1,399 1,338 1,4321,2991,298
Interconnection20112012201320142015201620172018 Q1-2019 Q2-2019
Voice Interconnection Rate (Kwacha)         
Airtel Zambia 265.00 250.00 0.23 0.20 0.20 0.15 0.150.150.150.15
MTN Zambia 265.00 250.00 0.23 0.20 0.20 0.15 0.150.150.150.15
Zamtel 265.00 250.00 0.23 0.25 0.25 0.15 0.150.150.150.15
SMS Interconnection Rate (Kwacha)         
Airtel Zambia 132.50 125.00 0.030.030.030.010.010.010.010.01
MTN Zambia 132.50 125.00 0.030.030.030.010.010.010.010.01
Zamtel 132.50 125.00 0.030.030.030.010.010.010.010.01
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 2,023,580,688 518,720,455 531,259,021
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 2,039,552,267 519,821,601 528,391,360
Number of Incoming Interconnection SMS Traffic 189,785,636 204,384,393 101,206,271 125,221,769 229,281,280 362,633,012 652,043,062 725,716,811 229,764,958 232,172,582
Number of Outgoing Interconnection SMS Traffic 177,467,646 163,683,098 30,521,045 138,970,859 182,265,844 290,659,417 521,461,160 643,766,331 224,620,670 226,781,259
Effective Tariffs - Voice (Kwacha/min)201020112012201320142015201620172018 Q1-2019 Q2-2019
Voice  Tariff - Mobile0.650.690.540.490.490.530.470.470.530.270.27
Voice  Tariff - PSTN----1.991.691.511.573.773.774.96


Average Headline Tariffs - Voice (Kwacha/min)201020112012201320142015201620172018Q1-2019Q2-2019
Voice on-net peak - Mobile1.231.221.161.161.231.140.931.241.241.241.24
Voice on-net off peak - Mobile0.830.810.850.850.890.790.690.720.720.720.72
Voice off net peak - Mobile1.501.461.361.361.471.260.991.361.361.361.36
Voice off net off peak - Mobile1.191.191.191.191.221.060.750.990.990.990.99
Voice on-net peak - Fixed------1.071.071.071.071.07
Voice on-net off peak - Fixed------0.750.750.750.750.75
Voice off-net peak - Fixed------1.981.981.981.981.98
Voice off-net off peak - Fixed------1.981.981.981.981.98


Average Headline Tariffs - SMS (Kwacha/sms)201020112012201320142015201620172018Q1-2019Q2-2019
SMS on-net - Mobile0.230.230.230.230.230.180.180.270.270.270.27
SMS off-net - Mobile0.300.300.300.300.310.260.230.320.320.320.32
Internet Service Provider
201020112012201320142015201620172018Q1-2019Q2-2019
Population Estimate 13,092,666 13,721,498 14,156,468 14,605,555 15,068,729 15,545,778 16,037,474 16,405,22916,887,72017,381,16817,381,168
Number of Active ISPs    16 16 16 16 14171616
Internet Points of Presence (Districts)    99    ----
Number of Subscribers 10,267 19,795 15,839 17,231 29,349 38,316 35,919 36,10844,71144,25241,241
Fixed internet Penetration per 100 0.08 0.14 0.11 0.14 0.19 0.25 0.22 0.22 0.26 0.25
Expartriates  16 10 13 12 18 17 19101416
Female Employees  122 118 97 70 149 149 1641397369
Total Employees  752 720 561 461 499 572 558640364317
Public Switched Telephone Network
201020112012201320142015201620172018Q1-2019Q2-2019
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 17,381,168
Number of PSTN Operators 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1111
PSTN Area Coverage (%) 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90909090
Number of active Subscribers 118,388 85,727 82,542 115,762 114,420 116,165 101,407 101,444101,444 92,618 70,756
Subscriber per 100 inhabitants 0.90 0.62 0.58 0.79 0.76 0.75 0.63 0.620.590.530.41
Market Share (%) 100 100 100 100 100 100 101 100100100100
Revenue (Kwacha'000)  113,390,942 133,113,447   169,670 134,024 106,502 116,92599,31622,47522,806
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 1,152.61988.77242.66322.32
Traffic domestic Incoming (Minutes)   14,333,992    26,149,021 23,344,449 16,680,42118,430,4495,457,3914,577,788
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 29,360,1595,958,0245,497,312
Traffic International Incoming (Minutes)   33,868,128     2,863,8772,091,090326,655328,063
Traffic International Outgoing (Minutes)  346,920 1,009,571 4,541,773   4,605,082 4,077,398 4,140,972 5,538,955480,989479,312
Minutes of use (Monthly)  7.31 70.91 58.99 61.95 78.89 82.42 80.80 45.9843.9947.03
Expartriate Employees - 4 - - - - - ----
Female Full-time Employees     217 260 211 199 192193194
Total Full-time Employees  748 769 780 837 815 729 674657611625
Voice Interconnection Rate (Kwacha)  265.00 250.00 0.23 0.25 0.25 0.15 0.150.150.150.15
Incoming Interconnection Voice Traffic (Minutes)  25,773,174 23,110,185 14,496,442 24,178,269 26,475,825 23,344,449 12,666,34718,149,959326,6555,081,344
Outgoing Interconnection Voice Traffic (Minutes)  114,919,195 110,130,810 24,934,237 38,563,056 45,096,292 31,308,436 26,993,91319,359,7023,878,21590,556,333