News update Telecoms and ICT in Africa – Issue No 135 on 8 November 2002

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SHAKE-UP COMING IN ZAMBIAN ISP MARKET - MWEB HEADS NORTH AGAIN

8 November 2002

ABSA’s free internet service stopped Mweb’s pan-continental expansion plans in their tracks. Now ABSA’s service is history and News Update can reveal that Mweb is on the move again with plans to open in Zambia. Russell Southwood talks to Thomas Lungu, Acting Chief Executive Officer, CopperNET Solutions about the coming shake-up and the state of the Zambian ISP market.   How did you start the company?   The Zambian copper mines were being privatised. We decided to buy some of the assets and decide our own future. We bought Zambian Consolidated Copper Mines’ ICT assets and started out of that…