Zimbabwe and regional technology news and updates



Mozambique’s Vodacom cuts of TMcel in a fight that’s eerily familiar

Starting tomorrow, Thursday 17 June, Mozambicans with TMcel lines will no longer be able to call their counterparts who are on the Vodacom network. This is because Vodacom has decided that it will cut off TMcel over an unpaid debt of about US$9.6 million dollars. That bill represents unpaid interconnection fees that TMcel has not […]

Vandals cause TelOne internet outage in Harare’s CBD

State-owned telecommunications company TelOne announced in an SMS to clients that vandals have caused an outage of telephone/voice communications and internet services in Harare’s CBD: TelOne apologises for the disruption of our voice and internet service in Harare CBD due to network vandalism. We are working to restore service. TelOne Vandalism has been a perennial […]

The company POTRAZ got for call monitoring; here are similar deals it made in the past

Earlier this year the government ordered the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (POTRAZ) to install a call monitoring system or Telecommunications Traffic Monitoring System (TTMS). The pretext or reason for this move was revenue assurance to keep mobile network operators (MNOs) honest. Now, as far as we know there is no reason for this because […]

Did SI 127 affect Econet’s buy USD airtime for bonuses promotion?

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe yesterday announced a promotion that would see customers who bought airtime in USD get free/bonus data, call time and SMSes. This promotion was posted just before the government and RBZ announced the new forex regulations and penalties under Statutory Instrument 127 of 2021 (SI 127 of 2021). Under the new rules, a […]

Econet now giving free data, call time & SMSes if you buy USD airtime

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe has announced that if you buy airtime in USD you will get bonus minutes, data and SMSes. The promotion is running at select Econet Shops nationwide meaning you have to go to an outlet in order to pay in USD. And here is what you’ll get if you buy airtime in USD: […]

Huawei Seeds for the Future Zimbabwe 2021

Chinese smartphone giant Huawei this week launched the Seeds for the Future program. The week-long event is geared at developing local ICT talent with participation from Zimbabwe’s top universities. “We believe it is crucial that global leading companies like ourselves partner with universities in skills transfer. In this way, we hope that we will enable […]

Econet & NetOne HAVE NOT partnered on a promotion, its a scam

They are getting very crafty…

Govt wants to monitor your phone calls & internet visits, you should be worried

POTRAZ’s traffic monitoring system has its merits but there are some grave concerns as well.

TelOne laying off 423 employees with only Grade 7 & ZJC certificates

Why hire them in the first place?

Telecel looking to close the gap to Econet & NetOne with rewards promotion

Taking notes from EcoCash Rewards and hopefully learning from its mistakes.

Mobile data usage increased by 36.5% in 2020 – POTRAZ

Mobile internet regined supreme in 2020.

Telecel shareholder drama eases as MNO looks for cash to fund expansion

Hopefully the peace lasts long enough to see Telecel back in a respectable position.

Do buy Econet’s eLearning bundles

Why does Econet still have them up on its USSD?

SA is switching off analogue TV signals, while Zim’s digitisation program is in the doldrums

Things are always launched in Zim but nothing comes of them…

Econet, NetOne & Telecel combined revenue up by 37.5% in Q4 2020

Operating costs inclusive of foreign exchange losses are still a massive problem for the MNOs

Mobile data consumption smashed past 16 000 Terabytes in Q4 2020

a 13.1% increase from Q3 2020

NetOne responds to Lazarus Muchenje being reinstated as CEO

This one has gone beyond the stipulated 12 rounds…