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RECHARGE


EASSy to be Switched on Tomorrow, 16 July 2010

The EASSy undersea fibre cable will go live tomorrow, 16 July 2010. The EASSy commercial launch follows the completion of three successful tests that have been carried out on the cable in the last few months.


Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Pays Out US$10 Million in Dividends

Econet Wireless has sent out thousands of cheques worth close to $10 million in dividend payments to its shareholders for the year ended February 2010, finance director Mr Kris Chirairo has said.


Econet Starts Selling Android Smartphones

Econet, the largest mobile operator in Zimbabwe, has started selling Android smartphones at its new concept shops in Harare. So far only the Huawei U8220 mobile phone is available. We visited the Livingstone Avenue Econet shop last week and had a feel of the phone.


How to Write a Business Plan for Your Zimbabwe Business

If you’re in business, you have to plan for success. You know the old saying, “to fail to plan is to plan to fail.” And of-course, if you’re actually serious about implementing your plan, you’re going to write it down. Any business plan not worth writing down is not worth acting on…


2010 ICT Africa Booking Details For Exhibitors

2 weeks ago, we reported that the date for 2010 ICT Africa has been set: 13 to 15 September 2010. In the article we said that Computer Suppliers Association of Zimbabwe would, within 2 weeks, release the exhibition details for prospective exhibitors. Details like the available space, materials, contact details, and most importantly, the damage.


SEACOM’s Broken Undersea Fibre Won’t Be Fixed Until 22 July

According to an update on the SEACOM official blog, its broken undersea fibre cable between Mumbai and Mombasa will take until the July 22 to fix. The cable went down on 5 July and affected all SEACOM internet Traffic to India and Europe.


Getting the Facts Right Part 1: The Basics of Protecting Information

First of all why should we bother about the protection of data or information and its supporting technology? In the present day virtual economy, information is the lifeblood of an organisation and it defines its profitability, survival or failure.


Zim G-Tide Distributor Introduces New Range Of Local Computers

We met with the G-Holdings CEO, Munyaradzi Gwatidzo, at the G-Holdings offices in Harare a week ago. Revealing the plans to launch the consumer gadgets line, Gwatidzo confirmed that the G-Tide mobile handsets have been a huge success and it only made sense to expand and introduce some locally branded gadgets for the market.


ICT Africa 2010 Scheduled For Mid September, Foreign Exhibitors Signed Up

Preparations for this year’s ICT Africa expo are underway, and from indications by the organisers the event promises to be bigger and much more encompassing than previous ones. ICT Africa 2010 is slated for 14 September and will run for 3 days.


Ecoweb Embraces Social Media With New Website

Early this week, Ecoweb replaced their old (and kind of stale) website with a fresh, bright and actually nice looking one. It was long overdue and Ecoweb’s parent company, Econet, should consider doing something about theirs too. Besides the fresh look, what is really interesting about the new Ecoweb website is that it brings with it a social platform to (hopefully) engage