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Not to be outdone by NetOne, Econet has also invited TechZim for a speedtest!

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Zimbabwe’s largest mobile network operator, Econet, has invited TechZim to a mobile data speed test exercise around Harare tomorrow, Wednesday 21st of September.

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This follows our report on the state of mobile data speeds in Zimbabwe in which all three MNOs (Econet, NetOne, Telecel) performed well below our expectations.

We suspect Econet’s invitation is in reaction to NetOne’s request we wrote about last week in which its fiercest rival and the country’s second largest MNO reached out to us to seek reclamation as the country’s best mobile data option and set the record straight once and for all.

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In the true spirit of competition and fairness, similar to the speed tests we conducted with Net One earlier today, we will follow the same route we took in our initial exercise, that is, Greencroft, Harare Main Post Office (City Centre), Kuwadzana 4, Warren Park shops and our offices in Marlborough.

Please note once again that we will only test Econet’s mobile internet tomorrow. We tested NetOne earlier today and will provide you with the results as soon as we populate them- or -we could hold on to them and release it as a comparative article?

Let us know what you would like to see in the comment section below, on our Facebook page, via Twitter, or join one of our WhatsApp Groups .

Once again we would like to acknowledge everyone who has participated in the speed test exercise, we are receiving your emails, WhatsApp’s, facebook posts and tweets!

As you can see it is slowly starting to draw the attention of our MNOs. Identifying areas with poor network coverage and slow mobile internet speeds is in yours and their best interest.

We are still planning our next speed test exercise having identified 3 sites of interest.

Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to conduct out of Harare speed tests so those in affected areas, please consider sending your speed test results directly to your MNOs social media accounts as follows:

Econet Facebook | Econet Twitter

Netone Facebook | NetOne Twitter

Telecel Facebook | Telecel Twitter 

Don’t forget to follow the guidelines listed on our speed test page if you want to participate in this exercise.

P.S. Telecel we are waiting for your call.


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6 thoughts on “Not to be outdone by NetOne, Econet has also invited TechZim for a speedtest!

  1. don’t forget to test social media bundles, we want to know who’s throttling the most, what good is a 50Mb/s data speed, when 10Mb cost $1? it means you’ll spend a whole dollar in less than a second which makes zero sense, so please, test something we all use, test social media bundles.

  2. do an extensive test TechZim, Econet’s facebook bundles vs NetOne facebook bundles, let’s see the king of data speed throttling.

  3. Forget Telecel, the results you posted really exceeded our and even their expectations? What do you expect from a 3G and mostly 2G network!

  4. These pre-arranged tests will be worthless as they can be gamed. If they know who will be doing the test or when the test will be run, then the service provider can add a QoS rule that makes more bandwidth available specifically for the test – like a police escort detail removing all the obstacles (“see, no congestion!”). So such results are not representative of real-life speeds and worth very little.

    Random unannounced tests are the only figures people should care about.

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