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Telecommunications

Exclusive – NetOne’s promo reversal only for WhatsApp & Facebook bundles data caps, everything else stays the same – POTRAZ

Following the recent announcement that local mobile network operator NetOne has been forced to reverse all unapproved promotions by POTRAZ, officials from the regulator have pointed out that it’s not all of NetOne’s new promotions that have been stopped. According to POTRAZ, NetOne will only be reversing the adjustments it made on its WhatsApp and […]

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Telecommunications

Breaking – POTRAZ forces NetOne to reverse its data promotions

ZImbabwe’s telecoms regulator, POTRAZ has just announced that it forcing local mobile network operator NetOne to reverse its data promotions. According to POTRAZ the promotions weren’t approved. A statement published on its Facebook page reads, NetOne has been instructed to stop running unapproved promotions with immediate effect by the Regulator. They have also been asked […]

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Broadband

NetOne increases data on WhatsApp & Facebook bundles – here’s a comparison with competitors’ offers

NetOne the Zimbabwean mobile network operator has revised its bundled mobile data packages, reintroducing daily bundles and setting data caps on all its social media offerings. The changes didn’t just end there, though. NetOne also marginally increased data limits on its WhatsApp and Facebook bundles, something that could help subscribers stretch the value that they get […]

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Startups

Zimbabwean startups raised over US$1.2 million in 2016 – country ranked as Africa’s 7th most popular funding destination

In 2016 Zimbabwean tech startups secured over US$1.2 million in investment and the country was ranked as the 7th most popular destination in Africa in terms of total funding for tech startups. This information was shared in the Disrupt Africa African Tech Startups Funding Report for 2016. This annual report documents tech startup investments across Africa, […]

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Hardware & Software

ZRP says it needs US$4.2 million to secure fingerprint search system

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has an outstanding payment of US$4.2 million that’s required to acquire a fingerprint search system. According to Newsday, this information was shared by ZRP’s Finance Director, Police Senior Assistant Commissioner Wiklef Makamache, in an address to a Parliamentary Committee on Home Affairs. In the same session, the permanent secretary in […]

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Reviews

Samsung Galaxy Tab E Review. Better on the big screen.

Yes at 9.6 inches it is big. It’s an equally big way to consume media. Here are my experiences with the Samsung Galaxy Tab E. Right off the bat I can confirm that typing is just pure joy. In fact interacting with the touch is just so pleasant owing to the spacious buttons on such […]

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Telecommunications

Here are the 5 reasons why internet is so expensive in Zimbabwe

Internet access is expensive in Zimbabwe, that fact cannot be stressed enough. The cost of establishing a consistent connection for individual, residential or commercial use is still beyond the economic reach of most citizens especially against the backdrop of our strained economy. With over 98% of internet connections in Zimbabwe made via mobile devices, the cost […]

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Telecommunications

Telecel was the first to raise its mobile data tariffs but unlike Econet it did so reasonably

Zimbabwe’s recent mobile broadband tariff adjustments which saw a sharp increase in the cost of data before a reversal undersigned by POTRAZ, the telecoms regulator, have created a lot of debate and controversy. When Econet Wireless, the country’s largest mobile operator adjusted its tariffs in line with the floor price set by POTRAZ the increase kicked […]

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Security

OK Zimbabwe the latest victim of cybercrime

OK Zimbabwe suffered a $70 000 hit in their finances after Isaiah Marange, a 33 year old man from Chitungwiza hacked into OK’s Money Wave system. According to The Herald, Marange signed up and opened a Money Wave account making an initial deposit of $5 under the name Kundai Liberty Musamba. On 26 December 2016 […]

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Telecommunications

Here is Econet’s full statement defending its position on the reversal of data tariff increases

Econet Wireless, Zimbabwe’s largest mobile network operator has published a statement detailing its position regarding the recent mobile broadband tariff increases which were criticised by subscribers before being reversed. In its statement Econet makes scathing remarks against the Minister of ICT, Supa Mandiwanzira, accusing him of falsehoods and linking him and the country’s other mobile […]

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Telecommunications

Econet says it reversed the tariffs on its own, calls Supa Mandiwanzira a liar

Supa Mandiwanzira In the latest development regarding the recently suspended mobile data tariff increases, Econet Wireless has published a statement on its Facebook page defending its actions, pointing out how it reversed the data tariffs increase on its own and accusing Supa Mandiwanzira, Zimbabwe’s Minister of ICT, of duplicity and misleading actions aimed at discrediting […]

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