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Terragraph: Facebook’s ‘wireless fibre technology’ is what Africa needs

The West is quick to pounce on Facebook for each and every infraction. However, here in Africa we have a little more reason to appreciate the social media giant. Facebook has spent a fortune trying to fix global connectivity challenges we face where billions are still cut off. The Facebook Connectivity division of the group […]


Home fibre internet subscriptions increased by 3.2% in Q2 2021

According to POTRAZ‘s Q2 2021 Sector Performance Report, active fibre internet subscriptions increased by 2.9% from the 53,965 recorded in Q1 2021 to 55,549. Fibre was one of four types of internet and data services that saw an appreciation in Q2 2021. Q1 2021 Q2 2021 Difference 3G/HSDPA/LTE 8,847,103 9,020,133 2.0% Leased Lines 1,135 1,194 […]


Mobile internet usage remained unconquerable in Q2 2021

The charge of mobile internet usage and traffic continued its upward in Q2 2021 according to the latest Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe’s (POTRAZ) sector performance report. Internet Traffic (Terabytes TB) Q1 2020 6,661 Q2 2020 10,407 Q3 3030 14,878 Q4 2020 16,383 Q1 2021 21,865 Q2 2021 23,436 POTRAZ Mobile Data Traffic […]


Over 90% of internet usage in Zimbabwe is via mobile data

The Zimstat and POTRAZ 2020 ICT Access by households and individuals report revealed mobile data is the most widely accessible form of connectivity at 95.7% for narrowband with broadband at 93.1%. These figures aren’t too surprising seeing as the other ways to access the internet need considerable capital investment. Getting a fibre or ADSL connection […]


ZOL rolls out Wibroniks to 28 new locations

Fresh off a price increase in both local currency and USD, ZOL has announced that it has extended its Wibroniks LTE service to 28 new locations. Our LTE service is now live in more locations near you! Explore without limits. Turn It Up with ZOL for just $100 RTGS.Click the following link to sign up […]


Liquid launches Operator Connect, linking PSTN phone services with Microsoft Teams

Liquid Intelligent Technologies has continued to deepen its ties with the Microsoft ecosystem. A couple of months ago, the company’s local subsidiary ZOL notified its customers that it would be migrating email and web services to Microsoft 365. And now Liquid has announced the arrival of Operator Connect for Microsoft Teams. “We are delighted to […]


ZOL follows TelOne & will increase package prices next month

Yesterday state-owned telecoms company TelOne announced that it would be increasing package prices at the end of the month. This move has stirred local competitor ZOL to do the same. However, if you remember ZOL increased their package prices marginally last month but this one seems to be closely aligned with the hike that TelOne […]


Dandemutande has more on the way on top of Facebook powered Wi-Fi hotspots

Dandemutande is probably the most soft-spoken internet provider in Zimbabwe. Most would be forgiven for thinking that the mobile internet, broadband and VSAT market only consists of ZOL and TelOne. This is of course incorrect because, in terms of market presence, Dandemutande is up there with the other players. The company yesterday held a launch […]


Dandemutande & Facebook launch Wi-Fi hotspots with cheap bundles & 30-mins free access

Local internet access provider (IAP), Dandemutande yesterday held an event where it announced that it has partnered up with Facebook on its international Express Wi-Fi initiative. The program is a way to increase internet penetration by offering Wi-Fi services to underserved communities at affordable rates Location location location With Dandemutande on board, Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi […]


Liquid Intelligent Technologies & Facebook partner to build fibre network in the DRC

Fresh off its 100,000 km fibre milestone, Liquid Intelligent Technologies has announced that it has entered into a partnership with Facebook to build a fibre network in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The new network will help improve internet access for over 30 million people and aid in meeting the increasing demand for regional connectivity across […]


Liquid’s fibre network hits 100 000 Kms, more than twice around the earth

Liquid Intelligent Technologies today held a press event where, on top of reaffirming the companies new image, it announced that its fibre network now spanned 100 000 Kms. This is massive for a company that has been in operation for just under a couple of decades. To put that number into perspective that’s more than […]


TelOne deploys new high-speed internet transmission technology

First Eutelsat now Tejas Networks well done TelOne.


Printflow’s website has been suspended

Web hosting is like paying rent.


Here’s why Liquid Telecom became Liquid Intelligent Technologies

Its not just a change in name.


Elon Musk’s Starlink might need more than 12,000 satellites to be effective

Not enough for the US market at 12,000 satellites let alone the rest of the world.


Liquid Telecom is now Liquid Intelligent Technologies

New services, new name


Liquid Telecom completes East to West Africa fibre link

Adding on to it’s 70 000kms of fibre across the continent.


Only 2864 schools of the nearly 9K in Zim have internet access

Progress is moving at a glacial pace.


POTRAZ measures to facilitate e-learning for rural & underserved communities

The Postal and Telecommunications Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) has given a progress report on old e-learning initiatives as well as new ones set for this year


Dandemutande CEO sheds more light on Utande LTE

There’s more to come from Utande LTE and Dandemutande in 2021


Utande launches LTE internet service

More competition for Blaze and Wibroniks.