Universal Access: ZICTA
The Government through ZICTA (the ICT Regulatory body) has embarked on an initiative to promote low-cost, quality, reliable and affordable ICT goods and services that are universally accessible to and meet the needs of the Zambian community.
Under this initiative, ZICTA has supported ZAMREN to provide optic fiber last mile connectivity of UNZA, CBU, Mulungushi University, etc to the ZESCO optic fiber grid. Last mile connections of more institutions in the education and research category to the ZAMREN network are being planned and implemented. Institutions connected to the ZAMREN network are already enjoying a five-fold reduction in the cost of dedicated bandwidth.