29 May 2015

Powertel introduces CDMA mobile WiFi device by Huawei. Priced at $76

It’s made by Huawei and a staff at the operator says this has so far meant stronger and more reliable signal. Powertel’s selling this at $76 which is way cheaper than prices for the same on the market. Pricing on the actual broadband service doesn’t change – it’s sort of unlimited broadband. Ofcourse, however sort-of-ish the pricing gets, broadband pricing can’t get uglier than we have seen in recent days.

  
11 Mar 2015

Zim looks East for digital migration: BAZ signs on Huawei, says deadline will be met

What’s the latest on digitisation? There’s a lot of activity that we are starting to see regarding this project, but I’m one of the many people that have doubts that this going to happen on time. Still, the people involved are out to allay our fears. Today we attended a Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) media […]

 

Android takes over as the leading mobile operating system in Zimbabwe

Move over Nokia and Symbian; Zimbabwe is now officially an Android market. The latest figures from GS Statcounter for the month ending January 2015 place Android as the leading operating system (OS) for mobile phones. 53.49% of mobile devices run the Google-owned OS, which has managed to overtake the Series 40 that is used on Nokia feature […]


19 Jan 2015

The Nokia 215: Will it save Nokia and make Microsoft an African brand?

If you follow tech, missing out on the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) highlights is a bit of a downer. There are a lot of things that come from each edition that push the envelope in the world of consumables without focusing too intensely on mobile tech. There is a lot to digest especially for an expo that comes so early […]

     
28 Aug 2014

Huawei and MTN claim successfully testing fastest & most intelligent fibre

In a press release sent out today by global telecoms giant MTN, them and Huawei claim to have achieved a major milestone in the global telecommunications industry by successfully completing tests of what is “currently the fastest and most intelligent optical network to date in the industry”. Using MTN’s backbone fibre in South Africa, the two companies […]


29 Apr 2014

Kenya has 67% smartphone penetration, way above the continent’s figures

A recent report by Human IPO has said that Kenya has 67% smartphone penetration. The report is based on figures released by Kenya’s leading mobile operator Safaricom. According to Safaricom, Kenya has 67% smartphone penetration attributed to “a growing middle class that has increased the uptake of these types of phones”. Safaricom also says 23% […]



Zimbabwe Public Sector ICT Forum officially opened by VP Joyce Mujuru

The inaugural Zimbabwe Public Sector ICT Forum which is being hosted by the Ministry of Information Communication Technology Postal and Courier Services and sponsored by Huawei Zimbabwe was officially opened today at the HICC. Speaking in the keynote address the guest of honour Vice President Joyce Mujuru commended the role ICT is meant to play […]



Huawei and Ministry of ICT to host a forum promoting tech development

The Ministry of Information Communication Technology, Postal & Courier Services will be hosting a public sector ICT forum, The Zimbabwe Public Sector ICT Forum 2014, in collaboration with Huawei Technologies, a leading global ICT company from China. This is taking place on Thursday the 3rd of April 2014 at the HICC from 8AM to 5PM. […]


26 Mar 2014

NetOne’s broadband expansion to proceed as lawsuit is dropped

A US$218 million dollar agreement between the Zimbabwean and the Chinese government meant for NetOne’s broadband expansion program is now set to proceed following the withdrawal of a lawsuit that was standing in its way. Zimbabwean businessman Tafadzwa Muguti, who is based in South Africa, filed a lawsuit in November 2013 against the Zimbabwean State […]


25 Mar 2014

Huawei bringing IP TV solution to African carriers

Yesterday we learned that Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, is actively selling it’s IP TV solutions to African internet carriers. This was revealed to people who attended the Huawei road show currently being held at Cresta Lodge in Harare. Huawei’s IP TV solution have been available in China for several years now with China Telecom one […]


20 Mar 2014

Huawei backtracks on Dual OS device, New HTC One next week: Global round up

Huawei has no plans to introduce dual OS Smartphone Huawei has come out and said they don’t have plans to introduce a smartphone that runs on Android and Windows OS as previously speculated. The speculation was fueled when Huawei’s Chief Marketing Officer was quoted saying, “Compared with Android, the priority of Windows Phone is much […]


14 Mar 2014

Facebook introduces Video ads, ZTE’s gaming console: Regional & Global round up

Facebook introduces 15 minute video ads Yesterday Facebook announced the introduction of Video ads that it hopes will help “advertisers to drive branding objectives on Facebook”. The 15 minute video ads play automatically in the News Feed with the sound muted. The video ads will also stop when you scroll past them but tapping on […]

  

A Huawei Windows smartphone made 4Afrika

At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in the US, Huawei unveiled a Windows smartphone called the Huawei Ascend W1. The phone has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB internal storage and a 5MB pixel camera. In short, low to mid-range brain & power. Today, the two companies announced a slight and gave it made for a Africa tag. It’s actually called exactly that; Huawei 4Afrika.



US Lawmakers scared of Huawei and ZTE. Should we also be worried?

A U.S congressional investigation concluded that the two Chinese telecommunications giants, Huawei Technologies Inc., and  ZTE Inc pose potential risks to their national security. The US’s worries come from the fact that the two entities receive significant funding directly from the Chinese government. The two tech firms have experienced growth, rapidly expanding worldwide especially in emerging markets, Zimbabwe […]

 
16 Jan 2012

It’s Nhava all over again, only this time the name is Swav

Good news like this press release travels fast. No sooner had it been published than Zimguardian picked it up and repeated the PR. It’s said if you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it. Eventually a big local daily newspaper, the NewsDay, picked the lie and amplified it yesterday. But in these connected times we live in there’s high risk repeating a lie; someone will eventually call you out on it.


6 Dec 2011

“We are targeting at raising our subscriber base to 1 million” says TelOne

Yesterday, a Bulawayo state owned publication, the Chronicle, carried an article about the state owned fixed line operator, TelOne. According to the article, an infrastructure upgrade exercise is underway at TelOne as part of a multi-million dollar deal with Huawei International and Alcatel Lucent. The first phase will be complete this month, the article says, and when all work has been completed, TelOne will have a subscriber capacity of at least a million subscribers.

 

Huawei Tablet PC launched in SA. Africa calling

Huawei, China’s ICT giant recently launched its Ideos S7 Tablet PC to the South African market. Huawei is well known as a telecoms infrastructure and enterprise hardware producer and has been moving into the consumer segment in recent years. Along with ZTE, the company is among a crop of Chinese brands that have gained ground internationally and intends to build on this while aggressively competing on pricing.