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 […]
Econet has confirmed the interruption in broadband services and has issued out the following statement on facebook Hey Buddies, sincere apologies for the interruption in data services. Our engineers are working tirelessly to rectify the fault and restore normal service. If you are experiencing broadband connection problems its a waiting game till it is resolved […]
Friday the 14th of October marked the official launch of the Telone-NUST Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) in Telecommunications Engineering Degree. The occasion was packed with an assortment of government officials, dignitaries, heads of parastatals and academia representatives with the guest of honor being the Vice President of Zimbabwe, Honourable E.D. Mnangagwa. A brief history was laid out on […]
Cellulant was recently crowned the best Payments and Transfers service at the recently held African FinTech Awards 2016 event in Johannesburg, South Africa. Cellulant is a Kenyan tech company but operates in Zimbabwe as Cellulant Zimbabwe. When we first wrote on Cellulant Zimbabwe back in June this year it’s *365# payment service was offering payment options for Airtime, […]
In efforts to reduce mobile data consumption, Facebook has started testing a “data saver” option on its Messenger mobile application. The feature is currently available to anyone interested in helping facebook test it through a trial update currently only available for Android devices via The feature is currently available to anyone interested in helping facebook […]
If you can’t access internet services on your Econet line you are not alone. There have been social media reports from several Econet subscribers saying that they are facing intermittent drops in broadband services as well as USSD services. It’s not just in Harare – A number of subscribers in the city of Bulawayo have […]
Seedstars World, hosted by Impact Hub Harare, is making its way to Zimbabwe in search of the most elite Entrepreneurs who will battle it out on a global stage to claim an equity investment of up to 500 000 dollars. The dynamic pitch event is to be held on the 30th of October 2016 where […]
South African owned but globally operated internet and entertainment group Naspers has announced that it has sold one of its internet companies Allegro, for US$3.253bn. Though initially intimated earlier in the year that either Alibaba or Ebay would buy, Allegro was sold to a consortium of private equity firms that includes Cinven, Permira and Mid Europa. If you don’t know […]
Earlier today we attended the launch of the NUST-TelOne Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) in Telecommunications Engineering. The launch took place at TelOne’s Centre for Learning campus in Belvedere, Harare. At the launch were various government officials, dignitaries, heads of parastatals and academia representatives with the guest of honor being the Vice President of Zimbabwe, Honourable E.D. […]
How to apply for Telone Center For Learning Bachelor Of Engineering (Honours) Degree In Telecommunications Engineering
Today was the official launch of Telone’s Telecommunication Degree. For those who wish to further their Telecommunications knowledge and skills, here is how to apply. Application Process An application fee of $50 non-refundable. Certified copies of National I.D as well as CV. Specified Educational Certificates. These can be submitted to any of the following: Telone […]
EcoCash has reduced the monthly transaction limit for its MasterCard from US$5,000 to $1,100. This change was put into effect on the 10th of October 2016.
ZB Bank clarifies its SnapCash “cashback” loyalty program as steps to re-engage after sanctions lift
Earlier today we published an article on ZB Bank launching a “cashback” service that seemed to reward already privileged clients for using their VISA/Mastercard at participating stores. We sought clarification from ZB Bank and the main point we gathered from their response was that the new service is based on their re-introduction to international banking services through the […]