Here are 8 things you may need to know from the final draft of the Infrastructure Sharing Regulations.
TelOne just introduced a zero-rated off-peak browsing option for all paid up Ka Band clients. Set to run for the month of September, it offers free off-peak browsing from 10 pm to 4 am.
POTRAZ has released the latest Telecommunications and Postal sector report that indicates an overall decline in business despite gradual increase in subscriptions.
This is the latest episode of the podcast which explored topics like the Bitcoin remittance service Bitmari, The Google Logo, digital parking in Harare and telecoms Infrastructure.
Well after Cecil The Lion became an American Dentist’s victim and just when we thought we’d moved past it, it turns out in the world of tech, specifically mobile gaming, others are keen on making something out of the Lion.
Here is a tirade against domain name trolls, the people that hoard certain domains in hopes of the value skyrocketing at some point.
The City of Harare will soon introduce Smart Park, an electronic prepaid personal parking meter system that will reduce cash transactions in parking.
Google, whose name is synonymous with web searches has introduced the new Google logo. In a blog post published earlier today, the evolution of the company’s products over the past 17 years, and the changes in their look and feel have been identified as part of the reasoning behind the new Google logo.
Econet has remained mum on their walkout from the Infrastructure Sharing debate, but it cannot afford as a business to just let it slide. What are some of its options going forward?
This is a quick look at the new GTeL customer Care App which has been designed to offer extended customer support to owners of the local brand’s mobile devices.
The latest statements from the Minister of ICT give a glimpse into what the government is thinking in terms of Infrastructure and may explain the ICT ministry’s agenda in infrastructure sharing.
The telecoms regulator, POTRAZ, has adopted the Draft Infrastructure Sharing Regulations and Policy that, among other issues, compels sharing of telecommunications infrastructure amongst operators.
We managed to get some brief responses for the founder of Bitmari, Sinclair Skinner. In the following Q and A, he gave some insight on what Bitmari will be working on, including financing new farmers, and how much the service will cost.
Econet has managed to fix the problem it was encountering with its network and subscribers are now experiencing normal services. While the mobile operator has issue an apology for this challenge, the disruption has started a debate around the steps the regulator should take in dealing with such issues.
Here’s a review of GTeL’s flagship device, the SL5.5 Xtra. We look at how it fares against familiar favourites like the iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6 Edge and try to figure out whether its worth the $495 price tag.
We’ve seen some advocacy for Bitcoin locally as well, and now some people are starting to integrate Bitcoin with other common financial services. Take Bitmari for example. This is a new Bitcoin-based money remittance service for the Zimbabwe market.
If you have been trying to make voice calls from an Econet number and can’t get through, it’s not just your phone. The whole network appears to be facing challenges with connecting subscribers for voice calls. This problem appears to have affected the entire network for more than an hour so far, and even though […]
In this episode of the Techzim podcast, we discuss Econet and Liquid Telecom’s reaction to POTRAZ’s Infrastructure Sharing strategy, the iWayAfrica VSAT products that just got so much cheaper and the online retailing platform YoStore from the ISP, YoAfrica.
Econet and Liquid Telecom have pulled out of the POTRAZ led Infrastructure Sharing debate which is set to be concluded shortly.
YoAfrica, a local internet service provider has set up its own online retail platform. Called YoShop, it focuses on the sale of IT related products.
Most LP Gas resellers have not gone through the process of applying for a retail licence and are operating hazardously in undesignated spots. From corruption to complicated licensing, here are some of the reasons why this situation is prevalent.
The Rural Electrification Agency is offering free quotations and education for aspiring biogas and solar users. This is part of an effort to lower the burden on the national power grid.
Most of us are keen on taking advantage of different off-peak packages for broadband, so here’s a run through the steps for scheduling downloads.
Following on the heels of the VSAT fees adjustment administered by the regulator, POTRAZ, iWayAfrica, a local internet service provider has drastically reduced the cost of its VSAT packages.
Econet Wireless has issued a statement clarifying its position on the relationship it has with Muzinda Hub, a local tech entrepreneurship centre that is currently training 1,000 developers. The operator has adopted the Hub as part of its impact investment initiatives.
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission is considering Biometric Voting but is contrained by funding.
Some people don’t know what Muzinda Hub is or what it’s all about. This is despite some links to the most visible local tech company, Econet Wireless. This is likely to change now that Econet has started referencing the hub and the work that it’s doing.
In this episode of the podcast, we discuss the launch of Hai, an ISP in Zambia owned by Liquid Telecom, the latest on POTRAZ and infrastructure sharing as well as the entry-level smartphones that Steward Bank is selling on credit to college students. If you have a comment or anything to add to any of […]
In its latest effort to highlight its position as a job creator, Econet has published a full page press statement outlining its support of more than 60,000 jobs in the Zimbabwean economy. Could be it be part of Econet’s efforts to lobby for the loosening of regulation which has been handicapping the industry?
Zipcash has continued to expand its presence and it is now available in new Sub Saharan markets. How does it fare against the contemporary mobile money options?