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Econet suffers drop in voice, data and SMS traffic in Q1

Published 05 Jun 2020 09:27 CET | Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean operator Econet recorded a drop in traffic in every segment in the first quarter of 2020 as consumers' disposable incomes continued to decline. In a trading ...

Zimbabwean operators ask Potraz to permit another price rise

Published 03 Jun 2020 11:13 CET | Zimbabwe

Operators have approached the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) for another upward review of tariffs, The Herald reported. In March, ...

Econet Zimbabwe seeks 20% cut in expenditure amid inflation and currency depreciation

Published 03 Jun 2020 09:38 CET | Zimbabwe

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe plans to reduce operational expenditure by 20 percent and has appealed to its suppliers to reduce their prices by the same margin. In a special ...

BAZ extends TV and radio licence applications deadline again

Published 29 May 2020 09:28 CET | Zimbabwe

The Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) has extended the deadline to submit licensing applications for television and community radio stations for a second time, The ...

EcoCash directors face central bank money laundering charges over cash agent forex suspicions

Published 26 May 2020 11:18 CET | Zimbabwe

Directors of Zimbabwean mobile money platform EcoCash are facing central bank charges for failing to disconnect agent lines suspected of fuelling parallel forex market ...

NetOne and TelOne donate PPE to Mpilo central hospital

Published 26 May 2020 09:15 CET | Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's state-owned operators TelOne and NetOne have donated personal protective equipment (PPE) to Mpilo Central Hospital and pledged to drill two boreholes at the health ...

TelOne brings in Covid-19 testing for workers

Published 25 May 2020 10:05 CET | Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean operator TelOne has started testing its employees for Covid-19, in line with the government directive for mandatory testing of all staff before businesses open, ...

Zimbabwean cyber bill ready to proceed to Parliament for debate

Published 22 May 2020 10:34 CET | Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's Cyber Security and Data Protection Bill has been gazetted and now proceeds to Parliament for debate and possible amendment before being passed into law, reports ...

Econet Wireless reopens shops and service centres

Published 21 May 2020 11:10 CET | Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean operator Econet Wireless has begun reopening its shops following the lifting of some COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. It cautioned customers to be patient as it ...

Zamtel partners Kazang to reach Zambia's unbanked

Published 20 May 2020 11:19 CET | Zimbabwe

Zambian operator Zamtel has partnered with payment processing services provider Kazang to enable Zamtel customers to access services at Kazang outlets across the country, ...

Zimbabwe in talks with mobile firms to review data prices for e-learning

Published 19 May 2020 13:19 CET | Zimbabwe

Talks between the Zimbabwean government and mobile phone operators are underway with a view to reduce the price of data bundles so that people can engage in e-learning during ...

Magistrate releases NetOne CEO, 7 board members on bail after arrest by anti-corruption body

Published 19 May 2020 09:53 CET | Zimbabwe

NetOne CEO Lazarus Muchenje and seven other senior managers were released on bail on 18 May following their arrest by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission on 15 May, The ...

Econet Wireless imports 100,000 covid-19 test kits

Published 14 May 2020 15:32 CET | Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean operator Econet Group has imported 100,000 Covid-19 test kits for use in testing critical target groups such as essential services staff and vulnerable groups, ...

Cassava launches Sasai TeamTalk with free voice and video calls on Sundays

Published 11 May 2020 10:51 CET | Zimbabwe

Econet Global subsidiary Sasai Cassava Fintech International (CFI) has started an enhanced voice and video conferencing service that allows up to 20 people on one call. The ...

EcoCash goes to court over demand to freeze accounts of agents suspected of illegal forex links

Published 11 May 2020 10:37 CET | Zimbabwe

Money transfer service EcoCash is going to court over the central bank directive to freeze agent accounts, ITWeb reported. The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has directed ...

Zimbabwe allocates free spectrum to mobile operators to boost data capacity

Published 11 May 2020 08:30 CET | Zimbabwe

The Postal and Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) has allocated the country's three mobile network operators free frequencies until the end of the ...

Zimbabwean opposition party says data price rises hit home schooling and expand digital divide

Published 07 May 2020 10:26 CET | Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's Opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change Alliance (MDC) has criticised data price increases, saying they will increase the digital divide between rich ...

Econet Zimbabwe raises data prices

Published 06 May 2020 11:13 CET | Zimbabwe

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe has raised its data prices, sparking anger among its customers, reports The Herald. The SMS and date bundles, including bundles for Facebook, ...

Mobile money dominates Zimbabwe payment system in March

Published 05 May 2020 10:35 CET | Zimbabwe

Mobile money volumes dominated Zimbabwe's National Payment Systems (NPS) in March, the latest Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) figures show. The platform is likely to become ...

MultiChoice Zimbabwe warns of fake agents and installers

Published 05 May 2020 10:29 CET | Zimbabwe

MultiChoice Zimbabwe has advised customers to use accredited installers and agents when they need technical support for DSTv services, saying they risk falling prey to ...

Dark Fibre Africa obtains licence to operate in Zimbabwe

Published 05 May 2020 10:10 CET | Zimbabwe

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) has given Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) an telecom operating licence, making it the first provider to be ...

MultiChoice Zimbabwe to raise prices in June

Published 05 May 2020 09:58 CET | Zimbabwe

MultiChoice Zimbabwe has announced price increases for its DStv packages from 01 June. The DStv Lite package cost will increase from USD 7 to USD 8 and the Access package ...

Econet Zimbabwe asks suppliers to take 20% pay cut

Published 04 May 2020 10:46 CET | Zimbabwe

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe has requested that suppliers take a 20 percent cut in fees and charges, reports ITWeb.  The operator sent out a communication to suppliers on 20 ...

Zimbabwe ministry asks firms to provide free internet for students

Published 29 Apr 2020 16:18 CET | Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education has asked network service providers to provide free internet to university students, so that they can access online ...

Telecel Zimbabwe to review salaries amid Covid-19

Published 29 Apr 2020 15:49 CET | Zimbabwe

Telecel Zimbabwe has reduced employees salaries without due notice, Zim Morning Post reported.  The company said that the Covid-19 induced national lockdown had strained its ...

 

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