Econet sent a response on the credit sales issue, pointing out that the facility has only been suspended and not killed off completely. In its communication, Econet also confirmed that the options that are left for individuals are cash or the lay bye scheme. ...
The company, which is almost always associated with auctions, took a dive into online retailing in July 2015 when it went live with its own online mall. The launch highlighted Hammer and Tongues' confidence in online distribution and brought the "e-commerce is finally here" debate back into rotation.
Ruzivo has been designed as a new service under Econet Education banner and rather than replacing EcoSchool, it will be acting as a complementary service that addresses the learning needs of primary and secondary education. EcoSchool will maintain its focus on delivering value for tertiary education students.
We have been informed that local mobile operator, Econet Wireless, will be launching its new e-learning product called Ruzivo Digital Learning today.
Econet has stopped selling mobile devices to individuals on credit terms and any buyer interested in a device has to pay for it in cash or through the lay bye option. Corporate clients can still access the contract facility but effectively the Econet Premium service is no longer available for individuals.
WhatsApp, the Instant Messaging (IM) platform which is part of the Facebook stable just recently celebrated a significant milestone - It now has 1 billion users.
The National Social Security Authority (NSSA) wants to use mobile money services for the payment of pensions and it is eyeing an introduction of this option by the end of the first quarter of 2016.
Local mobile network operator, NetOne, is on that Valentine's Day tip this year. It is offering its prepaid subscribers a full day of free calls made to NetOne numbers on the 14th of February.
TelOne, the local fixed telecoms and internet company has kicked off a new promotion for its public WiFi service, offering significant increases in data on its 3 packages.
In this episode which was recorded "On The Go", we discussed NetOne's $600 million wish, the increase in the USF contributions, unlimited internet from Powertel and the well-received offer for free education extended to STEM students.
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Powertel has introduced unlimited WiFi packages for school, home and business users offering broadband access for as little as $1 a day.
So the latest way to sell your internet service or app in these post #NetflixEverywhere launch days, is to claim that it’s best for Netflix. Lots of free advertising it’s getting this video streaming service. The latest on that bandwagon is Opera, who most of us know for the much loved Opera Mini. Opera Mini is ofcourse just not enough […]
WorldRemit, the global money transfer and remittances services company, together with MTN, the Pan-African telecoms concern, have announced that WorldRemit customers can now send money instantly to MTN Mobile Money wallets in Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia.
Students that are registering for Advanced Level science subjects at public schools are going to get a free education after an announcement was made that the government will cover their full school and boarding fees.
You might have read already that the ZISPA website is down. ZISPA is the custodian of Zimbabwe’s .co.zw domains and until recently when registrars started to offer it, their website was the only platform you could check a .co.zw domain’s availability on. Now, registrars such as Webdev, Webnames, and Name now offer domain availability checking. The ZISPA website going […]
Local telecommunications operators are going to have to make larger contributions to the State following the government's resolution to raise the contributions to the Universal Service Fund from 0.5% to 1.5% of their gross annual turnover.
The market for domain registration has however been growing and ZISPA hasn't been the only player in that field. In fact, part of its shortcomings have actually inspired new entrants over the past few years. Providers like name.co.zw and webnames.co.zw have entered the fray, providing assistance to people frustrated with delays in verifying domain availability and multiple registrations.
NetOne, Zimbabwe's second-largest mobile network operator, and a state-owned enterprise needs $600 million to complete its network expansion exercise.
When it comes to startups much has been written about faith, perseverance, endurance, success, joy and all the roller coaster of emotions that often comes with running your own startup business. Little, however, has been written about doubt. It is a subject that both those who have failed and succeeded choose to eschew like a plague.
Anyone who signs up for Telco Velocity Broadband's unlimited Fibre packages will get a free 3-month subscription to Netflix. This makes Telco the latest to tap into the brand power of the VOD services giant to sell broadband.
One of its subsidiaries, AliExpress, has also managed to create this impression in Zimbabwe. The online retail service has offered bargain hunting Zimbabweans and resellers an avenue for picking up competitive deals on products that traditionally have high markups in other import markets like South Africa.
According to Ndlovu, since December 2015, they have been working on an improved platform with a revamped user interface and better user experience. The new ZISPA site is expected to be ready in early February and the ZISPA team is hoping that it can deliver convenience that matches the changes in the way people access domain registration services.
On Thursday the 28th of January 2016, there will be a Bitmari Meet-and-Greet at the Rainbow Towers in Harare. Starting at 5.30 pm the event(which is open to the public) is meant to offer interested parties an opportunity to learn more about BitMari and Bitcoin with an emphasis on exploring the opportunities that can come from using the service.
The three-day exercise is scheduled to run from the 25th to the 27th of January (Monday to Wednesday) and according to Dougals Mboweni, the CEO of Econet, it may result in some cases of service disruption, though assurances have been made that the operators' engineers will try to reduce this to a minimum.
South Africa's Internet Service Providers' Association (ISPA) has released a statement encouraging telecoms operators to innovate in the face of challenges from Over The Top (OTT) Services like WhatsApp and Skype, rather than seeking to regulate them.