Author: Victor Mukandatsama
Astro Mobile, a local mobile phone distributor and technology brand has made it into the African Leadership Network (ALN) top entrepreneurial businesses nominees list for the Outstanding Mature Business Award at the 2015 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship (AAE).
POTRAZ, the local telecoms regulator is on a Quality of Service campaign and is taking in suggestions from everyone on what they should focus on. Here are 4 issues that POTRAZ should aim to fix with this QoS drive.
The Zimswitch fees increase is retrogressive to the slow but positive plastic money uptake in Zimbabwe in that it will deter customers from using ATMs and POS if they cannot locate one from their own bank.
The government needs Econet to join in sharing infrastrucure to prevent itself from becoming the very same monopoly that Econet/ Liquid is.
Despite the minister’s less than eloquent responses in a radio interview, Infrastructure Sharing must proceed and Econet must work out its strategy especially where it may relate to how they source the funding for its infrastructure expansion.
The TelOne-Huawei $98 million deal has come under scrutiny with allegations that Telone may be prejudiced due to equipment depreciation due to the delay in implementing the deal signed in 2010.
Telecel will next week launch an SMS and Win promotion giving away three houses as the grand prize to three lucky customers.
ZB Bank has introduced value added services for their card based SmartVista system in addition to Automated Teller Safe for high cash and transaction volume customers.
The Apple launch introduced an array of improved offering in the usuals device series at a colorful and much-anticipated event yesterday. Gadgets revealed include iPhone 6s, the Apple TV, Remote and new App store, IPad Pro and iPad Mini 2
Africa has reached an average broadband penetration rate of 20%, a rise from 7% in 2008. In addition mobile networks cover 85% of the entire population according to the AU.
Since it went live on the 1st of July this year, Zambezi Magic has been filling in gaps with a lot of South African content. The good news is that Zimbabwean productions are going to be flighted on Zambezi Magic. Shows like Battle of the Chefs, Tonight With Zororo are set to be flighted there.
The decision recently by the government, through ZARNet to acquire a 51% stake in SAP Partner Portnet raises the question of who Portnet is. Here is a brief profile.
With the coming in of prepaid water, Councils should avoid the same mistakes that ZESA made with the prepaid electricity meters and coordinate on infrastructure rollout to reduce costs.
The same bundles that operators created to lure users are the ones that are denting their voice revenues and yet they won’t implement net neutrality.
Given that Telone is not investing in maintaining or improving their fixed lines infrastructure, shouldn’t it just migrate major customers to VoIP?
The government, through its IAP Zarnet, has acquired a majority stake in Portnet Software, a leading local SAP solutions provider. This is meant to give the State an option for enterprise software and limits its reliance on Twenty-Third Century Systems
It cannot be ignored that Telecel has been on a downward trend since 2012 if the subscriber numbers from Potraz are anything to go by. With the licence issues reaching boiling point early this year resulting in the most disruption on their timeline it is interesting to see how they will bounce back.
Zipcash continues to surprise showing steady growth while as expected postal and courier services are going down.
Here are 8 things you may need to know from the final draft of the Infrastructure Sharing Regulations.
POTRAZ has released the latest Telecommunications and Postal sector report that indicates an overall decline in business despite gradual increase in subscriptions.
The City of Harare will soon introduce Smart Park, an electronic prepaid personal parking meter system that will reduce cash transactions in parking.
Econet has remained mum on their walkout from the Infrastructure Sharing debate, but it cannot afford as a business to just let it slide. What are some of its options going forward?
The latest statements from the Minister of ICT give a glimpse into what the government is thinking in terms of Infrastructure and may explain the ICT ministry’s agenda in infrastructure sharing.
The telecoms regulator, POTRAZ, has adopted the Draft Infrastructure Sharing Regulations and Policy that, among other issues, compels sharing of telecommunications infrastructure amongst operators.
Econet and Liquid Telecom have pulled out of the POTRAZ led Infrastructure Sharing debate which is set to be concluded shortly.
Most LP Gas resellers have not gone through the process of applying for a retail licence and are operating hazardously in undesignated spots. From corruption to complicated licensing, here are some of the reasons why this situation is prevalent.
The Rural Electrification Agency is offering free quotations and education for aspiring biogas and solar users. This is part of an effort to lower the burden on the national power grid.
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission is considering Biometric Voting but is contrained by funding.
Zipcash has continued to expand its presence and it is now available in new Sub Saharan markets. How does it fare against the contemporary mobile money options?
Steward Bank is offering tertiary students entry level smartphones through a Student Account credit facility. Here is a look at the impact of this strategy.