Facebook announced yesterday that it will deliver satellite broadband internet to Africans via satellite starting next year. This will be made possible through a partnership with a European satellite operator called Eutelsat as part of the internet.org initiative.
When we have written about TelOne’s Wi-Fi deal with Innscor, in recent weeks, ZOL leadership has made a point to make it clear to us that they actually have an exclusive Wi-Fi deal with Innscor and that it’s been in place for a while now. An article in the Herald today suggests ZOL via its parent company, Liquid Telecom […]
Here’s how BitFinance, an African Bitcoin startup is using Trello, a productivity tool, to get tasks done.
Econet has ramped up the promotion of its LTE service with free data for users that sign up to test it.
Earlier this week it was reported that Kenyans will now be able to open Central Bank depository accounts from their phones using their mobile money accounts without visiting a bank or broker, and proceed to buy government paper. Can this be adopted in Zimbabwe as well?
In the meantime, just take my advice, go buy yourself a generator or a solar system because even if the rain comes this problem is only going to get worse.
The Econet Dream Bundles have been terminated after the promotion that brought them to the network came to an end.
The Zimswitch fees increase is retrogressive to the slow but positive plastic money uptake in Zimbabwe in that it will deter customers from using ATMs and POS if they cannot locate one from their own bank.
Local internet provider ZOL has made its WiFi hotspots free again, with some Ts and Cs of course. However, this shows how the model for WiFi rollout can be tinkered with. In this episode, we discuss the opportunities in WiFi for ZOL and other operators. We also look at the hotly debated solar geysers issue, […]
For people plugged into local financial services, one of the highlights of 2015 was the migration of the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange to an Automated Trading System. This migration was supposed to introduce modern trading practices for the local exchange while opening up the local bourse to the benefits that other global exchanges have benefitted from […]
According to Telecel, it has increased the number of its kiosks from 75 to 200 and it now has 12 franchise stores acorss the country. This is part of the operator’s strategy to develop a stronger brand presence in the market which will hopefully draw in lost subscribers.
Here’s a run through some awesome download managers to use in Ubuntu that ought to give you options, epecially if you are picky about command line software.
Is the latest drive for e-banking from Ecobank adequate for a 2015 Zimbabwe which is a proudly informal economy? It would seem that the glaring omission from Ecobank’s strategy is an aggressive adoption of indigenous retail banking alternatives.
After what most have considers as a lifetime of regret, Liquid telecom has started installing fibre in some suburbs in the city of Bulawayo. If other internet providers see business value there, could this be the start of the transformation of the city into a startup capital?
State-owned Mobile Operator, NetOne has taken the lead in LTE rollout with 45 base stations active throughout Zimbabwe and another 15 set for activation in the short term. What is the operator’s strategy and will it be any better than what Econet has tried?
The move by the government to start banning the use of geysers has been roundly criticised as a defensive strategy to solve a problem that needs something more proactive. However, there are some benefits that it could bring that people should consider.
Liquid Telecom, the pan-African telecoms infrastructure carrier which is part of the Econet Wireless Group, is eyeing a listing on a European Stock Exchange in 2016.
POTRAZ, however, is keen on addressing this Telecoms Quality of Service issue and has called on people to share their own thoughts on the draft regulations and to make their own contributions as well before the 7th of October 2015.
Soccer 24, the platform dedicated to local football recently launched its own App which shares the latest local soccer results, news and team information. here’s a look at what the app can really do.
It turns out, however, that Telecel Zimbabwe’s majority shareholder, Vimpelcom, is going to hold on to its stake and has a long term interest in the operator, It will, however, sell if the need arises, but will not give up of its stake in Telecel Zimbabwe for free. It will charge the market value for the shares to any interested bidder.
“What if Innscor itself got into the WiFi business?” Granted, its not a tech company, but it has some of the best real estate in the country, frequented by people who have a bit of cash to spend on higher-priced fast food more expensive than your Sadza and Chicken.
Econet is sending broadband subscribers SMSes inviting them to use at least 10 MB of data (worth $1 at the Econet broadband bundles rates) in a day in order to get 50 MB of data.
The latest news coming from continental telecoms carrier, Liquid Telecom, is that it recently entered into an agreement with multi-national telecoms operator Bharti Airtel.
My dear geeky friends, it is with this in mind, and with a heavy heart that I tell you: Winter is coming and it is almost upon us. None of us will be spared and you would do well to heed the Stark words and make your preparations. Go in hibernation mode like Polar bears and save whatever little money your startup has and spend it wisely for I fear this winter will be long m’lords.
The list of nominees for the 2015 World Communication Awards, an annual ceremony which accompanies the Total Telecom Festival has just been released and Douglas Mboweni, the CEO of Econet Zimbabwe has been nominated for the CEO of the Year award. Also nominated is Liquid Telecom for the best Wholesale carrier Award.
We had a quick chat with Godwin Thierry Chaparaushe, the founder and CEO of local startup Footballzone and he shared his own insights on running a Zimbabwean startup.
The local press recently carried the story of Brighton Berejena, a Zimbabwean ICT professional who acted unethically by accessing his former employer’s internet service, disabled five servers and changed some of the passwords. As the former IT administrator for a company called Kreamorn Investment, he had all the necessary intelligence to access the company’s system […]
Starting early this month, Econet began a trial rollout of LTE services to smartphones, we are told. You will remember that before this, that is since as far back as the launch in September 2013, you could only access LTE via a USB dongle.
One of the proposed legislative bills, for the Parliament of Zimbabwe will be the Electronic Transaction and Electronic Commerce Bill, commonly referred to as the e-Transactions Bill. It is set to outline the regulatory parameters for electronic transactions and electronic commerce.
In an interview with the Sunday Mail, Charamba mentioned that a distributor for the 400,000 set top boxes necessary for digital migration had been identified and an order had been placed, with the transaction set to cost $18 million.