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Is Zimbabwe ready for its own #datamustfall movement?

We recently wrote an article on Zimbabwe having the third most expensive mobile data in Africa with the cheapest monthly 1 GB data package in the country set at $30. As fellow subscribers, we were always aware of Zimbabwe’s expensive mobile data, but the report by Research ICT Africa put our situation into greater perspective. The realisation of Zimbabwe […]

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Broadband

Not to be outdone by NetOne, Econet has also invited TechZim for a speedtest!

Zimbabwe’s largest mobile network operator, Econet, has invited TechZim to a mobile data speed test exercise around Harare tomorrow, Wednesday 21st of September. This follows our report on the state of mobile data speeds in Zimbabwe in which all three MNOs (Econet, NetOne, Telecel) performed well below our expectations. We suspect Econet’s invitation is in reaction to […]

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Legislation

Zimbabwe’s plans to outsource computerization of 3rd party insurance to a Nigerian firm questioned

Earlier today The Herald reported plans by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development to engage a Nigerian firm, Courtville Investments, and link them to the ZINARA database to handle the computerisation of third party insurance cover notes. According to its website, Courtville is: A foremost Nigerian e-business solutions and advisory company and the first in […]

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Security

Zimbabwean websites are not secure, banned from receiving security certificates (SSL)

Zimbabwean individuals and business entities are now banned by the Certification Authority Browser Forum from receiving Extended Validation SSL, Organization Validation (OV), and Domain Validation (DV) certificates .  SSL is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and […]

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Connectivity

NetOne fires CEO Reward Kangai

It has been reported that NetOne has dismissed its CEO Reward Kangai after a presented forensic report uncovered gross corporate misconduct on the part of the CEO. Mr. Kangai, who was serving a paid suspension on allegations of corruption, was dismissed from his position as CEO of NetOne in board resolution passed on Friday 16th […]

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Broadband

Gabon imposes 6pm to 6am internet curfew, social media still blocked

image credit: news24.ng The Government of Gabon has imposed a curfew on internet access following widespread conflicts over it’s disputed presidential election results. The curfew runs from 6pm to 6am, blocking the public’s access to the internet during the night, although the public is still able to access the internet during the day, access to social […]

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Broadband

NetOne’s illegal product and the penalties it could face

Recently NetOne released a mobile data bundle product called “The One“. The removal of the product raised a lot of suspicion as to why the MNO would remove a product that was arguably the best mobile data product available on the market at that time. We sought clarification from NetOne to no avail. So, we […]

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