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Here is how you can get Kwese in Zimbabwe right now (unofficially)

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Econet Zimbabwe has now announced the availability of Kwese TV officially at Econet Shops. Click here for full story.

The excitement is building up. The wait is agonising now. Does Kwese have a licence yet? It looks like they have it or at least are about to get it. It is just a matter of time before they announce but that’s not good enough for some of us. If you absolutely can’t wait here is what you can do. Keep in mind this is not official though.

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The Kwese set top box (decoder) is on sale in Zimbabwe right now, in Harare at least. We actually went to one such store where the decoders are being sold and can confirm this. There was even content playing on a TV from a Kwese decoder. The decoders are being imported from countries where Kwese is already licenced, like Zambia.

The decoders come with their own satellite dishes and a fresh installation is required. You can’t just connect the Kwese decoder to your Dstv satellite dish as the satellites they receive information from are different. This means the dishes face different directions. If you can do that yourself, good for you but the merchants selling the decoders also provide installation services.

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Let’s talk price. The decoder and dish set will set you back about $60- $70. That’s steep isn’t it. That price however also includes $33 for the first month’s subscription to the full bouquet, which makes it reasonable. This bouquet is the only one available at the moment unfortunately. Let us break down that price then.

The full bouquet costs $33 which is comparable to the Dstv compact bouquet. That price is not in line with what is being charged in other countries. In other countries the same bouquet costs around $24-$28. The difference is probably these merchants’ charge for the trouble they are going through to make it happen for us. When Kwese officially launches it will probably be in the $24-$28 range for the monthly full bouquet subscription as it is in other countries.

Interest in the Kwese decoder has risen sharply because of the current challenges in making Dstv payments and the rumours of the licencing of Kwese in Zimbabwe. Now that there is a way to get Kwese right now, are you going to give it a try?

 

 


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27 thoughts on “Here is how you can get Kwese in Zimbabwe right now (unofficially)

    1. You better be ethical, so that people can rely on your info rather than propagating lies or false hopes.

  1. And they tend to report on Econet stuff only and how to do stuff on whatsapp. You need a content developer to grow the exceptional idea u have

    1. i thought these businesses are driven by advertising revenue of which some businesses succeed through advertisements

    2. Dude there’s like a lot of Netone stuff on there right now. The smartphone thing from Netone has a couple of articles. The funeral cover thing. The Telecel LTE. Where are you getting your stats? I myself have an Econet line as do most Zimbos so we expect more Econet stuff but I get why they write about Netone.

  2. Econet sucks one fusion is the future. And what channels is Kwese TV offering for it’s full bouquet.

  3. Lets be professional guys. Broadcast licence are issued by Broadcadting Authority of Zimbabwe after a public invitation through the media, which has not been done. You can read the Broadcasting Services Act for your diligence.

    1. Lets be professional guys. Broadcast licence are issued by Broadcadting Authority of Zimbabwe after a public invitation through the media, which has not been done.

      …or you could parner with an entity that was awarded a license previously. Kwese executed the same move the government-owned Skynet (trading as Multichoice Zimbabwe) did. All of a sudden the BAZ thinks there is problem

  4. The introduction of kwese tv wil end the long monopoly era of multichoice dstv. Therefore multichoice will improve its services for the benefit of customers and so is kwese. Now for this two service provider the focus is now on the customer..

  5. Satellite dishes receive the same signals from space. It is the tuning at the LNB that selects or rejects certain frequencies depending on the decoder input frequency. For guaranteed best performance I suggest a new LNB and decoder to replace DSTV.

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