ZICTA begins 2015 ICT National Survey
The Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) is in the process of conducting data collection for the 2015 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) survey.
The data collection drive, which began in the first week of August, 2015, is expected to be completed at the end of September 2015.
According to the Daily Mail, primarily, the survey will seek to update ICT baseline indicators (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa as well as International Telecommunication Union standardised metrics) last collected in 2010.
These indicators capture information on usage and access to ICTs across individuals, households, enterprises and government institutions. The survey will also provide an opportunity for the authority and the government to measure progress made in the adoption and application of ICTs by the identified target groups.
Furthermore, the survey will also include an ICT sector review to measure its size, scope of products and services available, as well as identify any regulatory or policy challenges affecting operators. In collaboration with the Ministry of Transport, Works, Supply and Communications, and the Central Statistical Office (CSO), the ZICTA are responsible for the implementation of this survey.