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Zambia Government Gazette dated 2020-09-11 number 6906

REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA

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No. 6906] Lusaka, Friday, 11th September, 2020 [Vol. LVI, No. 75

GAZETTE NOTICE NO. 867 OF 2020 [9620048/1 GAZETTE NOTICE NO. 868 OF 2020 [9620048/2
The Information and Communications The Information and Communications
Technologies Act, 2009 Technologies Act, 2009
(Act No. 15 of 2009) (Act No. 15 of 2009)
(Section 54(6) (Section 54(6)
Declaration Relating to Procdure of Assignment of Scarce Declaration Relating to Procdure of Assignment of Scarce
Resources Resources
THE Zambia Information and Communications Technology THE Zambia Information and Communications Technology
Authority [Authority] having had regard to the availability and Authority [Authority] having had regard to the availability and
both actual as well as likely demand of the scarce resources listed in both actual as well as likely demand of the scarce resources listed in
the schedule hereto considers that the said scarce resources should
the schedule hereto, considers that the assignment of the said scarce
be subject to a restricted granting procedure.
resources accompanying relevant licences should be subject to a
Pursuant to Section 54(6) of the Information and Communication restricted granting procedure.
Technologies Act No. 15 of 2009, the Authority hereby
DECLARES that the scarce resources listed in the schedule will be Pursuant to Section 54(6) of the Information and Communication
assigned through a restrictive granting procedure which ties the Technologies Act No. 15 of 2009, the AUTHORITY HEREBY
assignment of the said scarce resources to the process relating to DECLARES that the scarce resources listed in the schedule hereto
the Request for Proposals for International Network and National will be assigned through a restricted granting procedure which may,
Service Licences with Associated Resources and which will include among others, include the following main features:
the following main features: 1. Only Licensees in possession of a Network (International
1. Advertisement by the Authority of a Request for proposals Market Segment) licence qualifying to participate in the
(RFP) with prospective assignees and licensee required to pay a process;
non- refundable fee as indicated in the RFP; 2. Determination by the Authority of the reserve price
2. Submission by prospective licensees of investment applicable to the scarce resources;
proposals; 3. Advertisement by the Authority of a Request for
3. Evaluation of investment proposals; and Applications (RFA) with prospective assignees required
4. Issuance of Assignments with accompanying licences to to pay a non- refundable fee as indicated in the RFA;
successful applicant. 4. Requirement by prospective assignees of the scarce
SCHEDULE resources which are listed in the schedule to submit to
(a) National Destination Code (NDC) - 098; the Authority technical, financial and related proposals
(b) Mobile Network Code (MNC) - 645 - 04; as shall be prescribed in the RFA;
(c) SIM Header 89 260 04; 5. Evaluation, by the Authority, of proposals received from
(d) Short Codes for common and emergency services as prospective assignees for purposes of determining
declared by the Authority; whether or not the prospective assignees have met the
(e) Mobile spectrum in the following bands: set criteria;
(i) 900 band—8MHz, Frequency Division Duplex 6. Determination of qualifying proposals by the Authority;
(FDD); and
(ii) 1800 band—10 MHz, Frequency Division 7. Assignment, by the Authority, of the scarce resources to
Duplex (FDD); qualifying licensees upon meeting any other applicable
(iii) 2600 band—30MHz, Time Division Duplex conditions indicated in the RFA.
(TDD); and
(v) 2300 band—30MHz, Time Division Duplex Dated this 11th day of September, 2020.
(TDD). SCHEDULE
(f) Fixed service spectrum in the following bands: Lot No Description
(i) 5GHz;
(ii) Lower 6GHz; Downlink Uplink
(iii) 11GHz; and 1 791 - 801 832 - 842
(iv) 18GHz;
Dated this 11th day of September, 2020. P. M. MUTIMUSHI,
P. M. MUTIMUSHI, Director General,
Director General, P.O. Box 36871 Zambia Information and Communications
P.O. Box 36871 Zambia Information and Communications LUSAKA Technology Authority
LUSAKA Technology Authority 773