The Coca Cola Company recently gave notice of its plans to terminate its bottling deals with Delta Corporation and its associate, Schweppes Zimbabwe Limited. This comes after the regulatory approval of the $104 billion merger between Anheuser-Busch InBev NV/SA (AB InBev) and SABMiller Plc, which is also Delta’s largest single shareholder (It holds a 38% stake). Delta […]
CBZ to launch a $35k Youth Entrepreneurs Program, seed funding and training for aspiring youth business ventures
The CBZ Bank in partnership with Empowered Life Trust will be launching a Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) from the 1st of November 2016. We first noticed the program through a flyer posted on its facebook page and were immediately interested to know more about it. So we contacted CBZ and were able to get a […]
According to information shared by the regulator, POTRAZ, during the period a total of US$161.5 million in revenue was realised, down from the US$167.7 million recorded in the first quarter of 2016.
ADSL and Fiber internet subscription growth down by up to 48%, impact of Zimbabwe’s economic conditions?
Recently we wrote on ZOL chasing TelOne’s ADSL market in its quest for growth & dominance. This has been characterized by the very public ad war between the two companies which we feel is slowly becoming an eyesore. Nonetheless, thanks to POTRAZ’s recently released 2016 Q2 Sectoral report we have been able to ascertain the state of Zimbabwe’s ADSL and […]
While reading through POTRAZ’s Q2 sectoral report we had a keen interest in NetOne and Econet’s LTE developments in Zimbabwe owing to our recent speed tests over the past couple of weeks. The first bit of interesting information was that the number of LTE eNodeBs (base stations) increased from 326 to 513 following 187 new […]
Check out our interview with BitFinance Zimbabwe’s only BitCoin exchange covering bond notes, cash crisis, BeForward deal & its Block Chain Summer School!
Late last week we had the opportunity to sit and talk with Tawanda Kembo Zimbabwe’s very own BitCoin evangelist and also Lead Developer for BitFinance the only local BitCoin exchange. The conversation touched on various issues affecting Zimbabweans including the current cash crisis, impending introduction of Bond Notes, the BitCoin-Beforward deal and their Block Chain […]
1.8 million GB of data consumed & e-commerce boosts the post office – 5 highlights from the POTRAZ Report
Here are 5 highlights on Zimbabwean telecoms from the latest quarterly report from the regulator, POTRAZ.
Three months ago we called Pokemon Go the mark of the new era. By the time we were convinced enough to write about the global Augmented Reality gaming sensation it had reached its peak with over 43 million active daily users, that was just 3 months ago. However, we did allude to the fact that […]
With consideration such as flight regulations in destination markets cited as a reason to prohibit the Note 7 it remains to be seen whether Air Zimbabwe will also issue a statement to that effect.
SA University’s drop in international rankings, may be forced to adopt e-learning as #feesmustfall protests rage on
photo credit: BBC In recent weeks the highly publicized and controversial South African “#feesmustfall” protest reached a peak with widely reported incidents of students facing off with police and school leaders at multiple campuses across South Africa. There have been reports of students being arrested, shot by rubber bullets, teargassed and beaten. Many of the […]
Botswana Power Company (BPC) the national power utility concern for the Southern African country has partnered with Pan-African telecoms carrier Liquid Telecom to create a new telecoms network provider in Botswana.
China Mobile Hong Kong and Huawei Hong Kong are partnering in pioneering commercial deployment of LTE-A Pro 4.5G as part of Huawei’s roadmap to 5G which is set for a timeline of 2020. LTE-A Pro or 4.5G was officially named as the new LTE standard by the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) and with it […]
Twitter is (un)officially up for grabs but it’s failing to get a formal bid in place. Their situation is not entirely unexpected to us but may come as surprising to anyone who uses the platform regularly. At a price tag of $18 billion, which puts it $1 billion short of Facebook’s $19 billion WhatsApp acquisition back in […]
So just how much cheaper is DStv South Africa? We compared the two and the results actually show that following the price reductions the Zimbabwean option is still more expensive but the difference between DStv Zimbabwe bouquet prices and DStv South Africa prices is now significantly smaller.
Facebook Live introduces option to schedule & promote a live stream, enhances appeal of mobile broadcasting
To fix this Facebook has introduced the option for Verified Pages to schedule live broadcasts. Publishers using this feature can schedule live broadcasts up to one week in advance.
photo credit: privatejobshub Late last year Google entered into a partnership with RailTel and India Railways to provide commuters with free public wi-fi access at train stations across India. Indian train stations are hives of activities as many of the more than 1,2 billion population rely on trains as a primary mode of transportation. The product, Google […]
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Cellulant Zimbabwe explains why its *365# one tap service is still down, compensates affected clients
Cellulant Zimbabwe’s service is still down across all mobile networks. The *365# USSD code which allowed users to purchase Airtime, TelOne, Prepaid-Electricity and pay your DSTV account all from one platform on any mobile network. The service, however, has been down for the past week and a half. Cellulant has said: ….our services have been […]
POTRAZ, Zimbabwe's post and telecommunications regulator has finally announced the appointment of a new substantive Director General. Dr Gift Kallisto Machengete has been chosen by the POTRAZ board to take charge of the regulator.
MultiChoice Zimbabwe just wowed the crowd with a reduction of their tariffs on most of their DStv bouquets as well as the addition of a number of new channels to these bouquets as well. To get a comparison of how much you will be saving with the new prices, here is a table that compares […]
Here’s some good news for TV viewers – MultiChoice Zimbabwe has announced that starting from the 1st of November, 2016 it will be reducing the prices on its DStv bouquets. Fees for the Premium, Compact Plus, Compact and Family bouquets are being reduced by between 11% and 21% along with a content upgrade on all […]
Our interview with the 3 ladies who started Snapchat sensation ZimConnect, the ZBC we all wish we had?
TechZim reached out to ZimConnect for an exclusive interview on their Snapchat sensation which has entertained Zimbabwean youth from all walks of life. ZimConnect provides a platform to showcase your life whilst sharing your opinions and touching on subjects affecting Zimbabwean youth all over the world. Each day on ZimConnect offers a whole new exciting experience, […]
Netflix is introducing offline viewing by the end of 2016. Here is why it's a big deal for African pay TV services and how we access premium content.
As audacious as the title may sound it will soon be a reality come the 31st of October when Tencent, owners of WeChat, launch their own “Ying” drone which is capable of live streaming directly to WeChat. Not only is this drone the first of its kind, it is also rumoured to be to be […]
Snapchat is arguably the most entertaining social media platform on the market right now. The platform has gained a meteoric rise to popularity over the past two years by becoming the go-to app for most teens and young adults interested in sharing and consuming each other’s real-time life experiences over 24hrs in a picture and […]