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EcoCash, Steward Bank launch paperless account sign-ups

Published 26 Feb 2021 13:45 CET | Zimbabwe

Cassava Smartech Zimbabwe arms EcoCash and Steward Bank have launched a platform for Econet mobile subscribers to open bank accounts on their phones in a minute. Mobile phone ...

Zimbabwe govt sets up data centre for national administration

Published 26 Feb 2021 12:35 CET | Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has established the National Data Centre in Harare to help migrate data within government departments as part of the country's ongoing e-government project, ITWeb ...

Potraz seeks to boost data service competition

Published 25 Feb 2021 15:40 CET | Zimbabwe

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) aims to increase competition on the data service market to make internet services accessible to ...

Econet Wireless receives court order to stop sending unsolicited Covid-19 texts

Published 22 Feb 2021 10:50 CET | Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's High Court has ordered Econet Wireless to stop sending SMS to Harare lawyer Sikhumbuzo Moyo, who claims the unsolicited communication was causing more grief after ...

Econet Wireless launches AI-powered chatbot to handle increase in customer calls

Published 10 Feb 2021 13:39 CET | Zimbabwe

Yamurai will be able to help resolve customer queries so that customers can get ready assistance on routine issues such as phone PIN resets, airtime credit or top up issues, ...

NetOne seeks to recruit CEO to replace Muchenje

Published 08 Feb 2021 10:42 CET | Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean operator NetOne is looking for a new CEO to replace Lazarus Muchenje, whose exit was endorsed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa in December 2020.  An advertisement ...

Airtel Zambia and UNCDF partner to expand digital financial services

Published 04 Feb 2021 14:08 CET | Zimbabwe

Airtel Zambia and the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) have announced a partnership named the 'Last Mile Distribution' project. It's designed to bring digital financial ...

TelOne partners Eutelsat to deliver satellite broadband services

Published 02 Feb 2021 10:54 CET | Zimbabwe

Eutelsat Communications and Zimbabwe operator TelOne have signed a master service agreement to bring high-quality satellite broadband to Zimbabwe. Under the terms of the ...

NetOne ex-CEO loses suit challenging dismissal

Published 01 Feb 2021 10:59 CET | Zimbabwe

Former CEO of Zimbabwean operator NetOne Lazarus Muchenje has lost his case challenging termination of his contract, as the High Court ruled that it had no jurisdiction to ...

Lesotho, Zimbabwe implement telecom traffic monitoring system

Published 15 Jan 2021 11:48 CET | Lesotho, Zimbabwe

The Lesotho Communications Authority (LCA) and the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) have begun the implementation of a new system to ...

Econet Wireless FY loss set to shrink after forex system amendment

Published 13 Jan 2021 14:58 CET | Zimbabwe

Brokerage firm IH Securities expects Econet Wireless to narrow its losses this financial year before returning to profitability in 2022, as stability in the exchange rate is ...

Former NetOne CEO files appeal over dismissal

Published 06 Jan 2021 10:12 CET | Zimbabwe

Former CEO of Zimbabwean operator NetOne Lazarus Muchenje has filed an application at the High Court challenging the termination of his contract, The Herald reported. ...

EcoCash appeals to central bank over ZimSwitch integration

Published 05 Jan 2021 12:49 CET | Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe mobile money platform EcoCash has approached the country's Central Bank with a request to be exempted from having to integrate with the national payment system ...

Data, internet services drive telecom sector in Zimbabwe - Potraz

Published 04 Jan 2021 11:47 CET | Zimbabwe

Data and internet services are expected to continue driving telecom sector growth, according to regulator Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe ...

CFI adds 'Sasai Watch' video platform

Published 21 Dec 2020 22:13 CET | Zimbabwe

Cassava Fintech International (CFI) has added the Sasai Watch feature to the Sasai all-in-one mobile application. CFI said Sasai Watch will provide a platform for Africans ...

EcoCash plans to raise transaction charges by up to 20%

Published 21 Dec 2020 14:40 CET | Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean mobile money platform EcoCash, says it would adjust its transaction charges by up to 20 percent starting January 2021, citing the need to cover rising operating ...

Zimbabwean active internet and data subscriptions up 6% in Q3

Published 21 Dec 2020 10:33 CET | Zimbabwe

The number of active internet and data subscriptions grew by 5.6 percent to 8.73 million in the third quarter to 30 September  from 8.27 million in Q2, according to the ...

Zimbabwean mobile internet traffic up 43% in Q3, voice minutes up 19%

Published 21 Dec 2020 10:29 CET | Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean mobile internet and data traffic rose 43 percent in the third quarter ended 30 September, according to the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of ...

Zimbabwean mobile phone revenue up 194% in Q3

Published 21 Dec 2020 10:05 CET | Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean mobile network operators' revenue increased by 194 percent to USD 8.9 billion in the third quarter to 30 September from USD 3 billion in the previous quarter, ...

Potraz hands over ICT equipment to organisations supporting disabled people

Published 18 Dec 2020 11:03 CET | Zimbabwe

Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) director-general Gift Machengete has donated ICT equipment to institutions catering for people ...

TelOne says vandalism and theft of copper cables cost it USD 50 mln this year

Published 16 Dec 2020 11:46 CET | Zimbabwe

Vandalism and the theft of copper cables have hit Zimbabwean operator TelOne's operations, resulting in the firm losing over USD 50 million in revenue since the beginning of ...

Econet Zimbabwe to raise prices by 20% from 10 December

Published 09 Dec 2020 14:21 CET | Zimbabwe

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe has raised its voice, data and SMS bundle prices by an average of 20 percent, in an effort to recover value eroded due to currency devaluation and ...

Zimbabwean govt develops 5-year strategic plan for ICT

Published 08 Dec 2020 10:58 CET | Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's ICT ministry says it has completed the development of its five-year strategic plan, which will dovetail with the National Development Strategy 1 (NDS1) and the ...

Econet Zimbabwe seeks approval to accept US dollar payments

Published 08 Dec 2020 10:49 CET | Zimbabwe

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe is seeking permission to take payments in foreign currency for some of its products, The Herald reported. In March, the government allowed the use of ...

Zimbabwe plans to restructure Telecel amid operational crisis

Published 07 Dec 2020 14:42 CET | Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe government is planning a major shakeup for Telecel, with the restructuring of both the board and management now on the cards, The Independent reported. The ...


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