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Zimbabwean National Broadband Plan needs USD 123 mln for fibre cables

Published 04 Dec 2020 11:20 CET | Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwean government requires USD 123 million to invest in optical fibre to extend the backbone network to every district in the country, ThisDay reported. So says a ...

Econet opens one-stop shop including Steward Bank at reburbished offices in Bulawayo

Published 03 Dec 2020 11:15 CET | Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean operator Econet has opened one-stop shop in Bulawayo to enhance ease of doing business. The facility houses its banking unit, Steward Bank, and other product ...

POTRAZ launches online safety guidelines for children

Published 01 Dec 2020 14:40 CET | Zimbabwe

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) has issued guidelines to enhance child online safety in the country. This has become more ...

Zimbabwean govt allocates USD 89 mln to improve ICT infrastructure in 2021

Published 01 Dec 2020 09:42 CET | Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube has announced that the government has allocated USD 89 million to the ICT sector for next year, with infrastructure improvement a ...

Econet Wireless raises Bundle of Joy prices

Published 27 Nov 2020 10:03 CET | Zimbabwe

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe has announced a rise in its Bundle of Joy prices, valid from 25 November. A two-minute voice call bundle valid for one day now costs ZWD 6.00 (USD ...

Potraz makes company choice for traffic monitoring system

Published 26 Nov 2020 13:45 CET | Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe Post and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (Potraz) says it has signed a deal with telecom infrastructure firm Global Voice Group (GVG) to implement a ...

Econet Zimbabwe to review voice bundles

Published 25 Nov 2020 14:39 CET | Zimbabwe

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe said it be reviewing its voice bundle from 25 November. The operator sent a message to subscribers on 23 November saying they should expect a change ...

Zimbabwe telecom tariffs will likely increase after electricity price hike - report

Published 25 Nov 2020 14:35 CET | Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's telecom firms will likely increase their tariffs soon in order to meet rising operating costs following the recent price increases by national power utility Zesa, ...

NetOne introduceselectronic top-up service

Published 24 Nov 2020 13:39 CET | Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe operator NetOne, has introduced an electronic airtime top-up service, so that people can add to their service through social distancing amid the coronavirus ...

Zimbabwe issues 6 new free-to-air TV licences, breaking monopoly

Published 24 Nov 2020 10:55 CET | Zimbabwe

Free-to-air television licences have been granted to six companies as part of Zimbabwean government efforts to expand the broadcasting sector, Nextvame reported. Broadcasting ...

NetOne runs GigaThanks promotion

Published 23 Nov 2020 11:25 CET | Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean operator NetOne has launched the GigaThanks Promo, providing the chance to win data and airtime every week. NetOne said about 300,000 customers who have been loyal ...

Econet Zimbabwe offers prizes worth ZWD 10 mln in Christmas promotion

Published 20 Nov 2020 11:17 CET | Zimbabwe

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe has launched a ZWD 10 million Christmas promotion with prizes including refrigerators, TV sets, solar panels, data, airtime and other items. The ...

Zimbabwe's Potraz donates food, protective equipment in Mutare

Published 19 Nov 2020 09:59 CET | Zimbabwe

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) said it has donated food and personal protective equipment to 50 individuals living with ...

EcoCash upgrades system for automated platform

Published 19 Nov 2020 09:44 CET | Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe mobile money wallet EcoCash has upgraded its core system, which means the platform can now deliver automated and better experiences to its customers. Eddie Chibi, ...

Econet Wireless says power cuts hit network quality

Published 10 Nov 2020 15:25 CET | Zimbabwe

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe (EWZ) has blamed erratic power supplies for its failure to provide better connectivity to its customers. EWZ chairperson James Myers said incessant ...

NetOne reconnects mobile network in Manicaland hit by Cyclone Idai in 2019

Published 09 Nov 2020 11:31 CET | Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean operator NetOne has started reconnecting communities to its mobile network in some parts of Manicaland province that were hit by Cyclone Idai in March 2019. ICT ...

Econet Zimbabwe seeks reduction in smartphone customs duties

Published 04 Nov 2020 10:26 CET | Zimbabwe

Econet is pushing for a review of duties payable on imports of smartphones to boost adoption and internet usage, ITWeb reported. Zimbabwean internet penetration has risen to ...

NetOne ex-CEO faces 4 charges of alleged abuse of office, court appearance on 23 November

Published 02 Nov 2020 11:22 CET | Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean operator NetOne's former CEO Lazarus Muchenje will now stand trial on four different charges, where he is jointly charged with other company employees for criminal ...

Potraz head criticises telecoms vandals

Published 22 Oct 2020 14:34 CET | Zimbabwe

Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) director-general Gift Machengete says that vandalism and theft of telecoms infrastructure have ...

Econet Wireless declares successful bids in new forex auction regime

Published 20 Oct 2020 11:17 CET | Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean operator Econet Wireless is now obtaining some of its foreign currency from the official market, after the government introduced an auction-based exchange rate ...

NetOne commissions base station in Matobo

Published 19 Oct 2020 10:47 CET | Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean operator NetOne, has commissioned a base station at Silonkwe Primary School in Matobo bringing connectivity to more 40,000 villagers in Matabeleland South, who for ...

Econet H1 voice traffic rises 8%, data use up 63%

Published 16 Oct 2020 09:31 CET | Zimbabwe

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe says it recorded gains in voice, data and SMS metrics during the six months to 31 August as demand for services spiked during the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

Zimbabwe free to air TV channel licences will be awarded by end-November

Published 14 Oct 2020 13:33 CET | Zimbabwe

The Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) says successful applicants for the six free to air national commercial television licences will be issued with licences to ...

Econet, PanaBIOS launch apps to ease cross-border travel in Africa

Published 13 Oct 2020 13:35 CET | Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe operator Econet and PanaBIOS have launched two new applications that will help people traveling across Africa to comply with covid-19 safety protocols. The ...

Ecocash and One Wallet review money transfer transaction limits

Published 13 Oct 2020 10:23 CET | Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean mobile money service providers Ecocash and One Wallet have announced a review of transaction limits for their platforms with an added relaxation, Technomag ...

 

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