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Thanks to the easy setup option and all the benefits that it provides subscribers who are keen on signing up for an affordable yet diverse entertainment option (low-cost setup, 20+ diverse channels, no subscriptions required), OpenView HD has become a widely promoted alternative from satellite TV service providers in Zimbabwe.
Zimdancehall dominates & comedy is the most lucrative – Our findings on the Zimbabwean internet video economy
We spent a full month exploring Zimbabwe's internet video economy and in that period, we uncovered a lot of information that has helped shape our understanding of this unique sector. We discuss those findings in this podcast.
Our checks first of all shows that apart from 263chat no other internet-only publisher has taken video seriously enough to post something every week. Of the traditional media companies, only Zimpapers and Alpha media
In an update released yesterday by Zimbabwe’s social security firm, NSSA, the chairman, Robin Vela said they had found Telecel too attractive an investment to pass over given the “nature of the entity”. The chairman said “there are some opportunities whose timing required immediate consideration” and Telecel had been one of them. “The cashflow generation capacity of Telecel Zimbabwe […]
This article is an ongoing attempt to document Zimbabwean mobile apps with the most downloads in either the Android or iOS store.
MultiChoice to take legal action against subscribers & operators involved in access of DStv South Africa
As part of this programme, MultiChoice Zimbabwe will be visiting unregistered DStv agents in the country who have been flagged for promoting the illegal provision of DStv South Africa accounts. MultiChoice has threatened to take legal action against any agents and subscribers found on the wrong side of the issue.
Eugene, the co-founder of Comexposed in this video talks about graphic cards, GPUs and how they make the gaming experience enjoyable
Speaking on government's deal with Vimpelcom regarding Telecel, the Minister of ICT, Supa Mandiwanzira said that the operator's market capitalisation stood at a minimum of $250 million.
Econet is extending that credit facility to its EcoCash subscribers. Users of the mobile money service are now able to borrow the same amounts of airtime (30c, 50c, 75c) by accessing EcoCash or through the EcoCash App.
Under the new regulations, the performance of all telecoms operators and their delivery of service is expected to meet a new set of standards which will be monitored by POTRAZ.
We've managed to uncover quite a bit of interesting information which included a list of the most prominent creators in the internet video space as well as some insights on YouTube and Facebook popularity. However, we also noticed that online video platforms and aggregators were best suited for a separate list.
ICANN in collaboration with the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe is hosting a workshop which will cover emerging topics of interest related to the DNS Industry in Africa. This workshop is open to all those with interest in DNS industry in Africa and the attendance is free. The workshop will be held at […]
The number of active fibre links in Zimbabwe increased by 101.4% in the last quarter of 2015 rising from 6,875 links to a total of 13,849 active links in just three months.
WhatsApp the popular instant messaging application released a beta version that allows Android users to send documents that are in Word, Excel, and Powerpoint format.
We’re introducing a new news format for those of you that prefer quick brief video on the go whether that’s on WhatsApp, Facebook or YouTube. It’s a quick 2 minute summary of the most interesting tech news plus our quick take on it. We’re working on the frequency and it will all depend on the takeup. So, […]
Netflix, the American VOD (Video On Demand) service that has made its mark as global internet TV option is "keeping an open mind" to the possibility of introducing offline access for its content.
Whether you want to watch the American Netflix, want to be anonymous on the internet, are are freaked out about the possibility of a government snooping on your internet activities, a VPN is the tool of choice. But usually you have to pay for it, or you have to deal with one comprise or the other. Opera has […]
As such Econet becomes the NBA's sub-Saharan Africa official broadcaster. It will be able to offer viewers over 500 games which will also include the WNBA games, the NBA playoffs, and the finals.
Facebook yesterday announced the introduction of group calling on its chatting app, Messenger. Essentially, people in a Facebook chatting group can now have an audio conversation together instead of just typing to each other. The feature is rolling out today and is available on Android as well as iOS.
Viber the Instant messaging platform and VoIP service that most of us have forsaken for WhatsApp recently announced complete end-to-end encryption (E2EE) across all devices including Android and iOS devices as well as PC and Mac desktops.
Local mobile operator Econet Wireless and global accounting body ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) are set to unveil a partnership today that will introduce accounting students to the use of EcoSchool, the operator's digital education platform for learning.
According to Mandiwanzira, the statement that has been made by Vimpelcom ties in with the information that has been shared since the government did finalise the Telecel deal but is still working on transferring the funds for the deal from a local account to Vimpelcom.
Responding to the concerns that have been raised about its own $98 million fibre project, TelOne, another state-owned telecoms entity recently took steps to guard against the likelihood of it being a victim of overpricing.
The new feature allows residential TelOne clients to make unlimited calls between 6pm and 6am during weekdays, and from 1pm to 6am the following day on weekends and public holidays.
For our Beneath the Surface feature, we sat down with Lucky Aaroni. Along with Bhutisi (Admire Kuzhangaira) and Kedha (Rolland Lunga), he was the co-founder of the original P.O Box TV and now works with Bustop TV which he also co-founded.