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Ambitious New Telecoms Operator, Broadlands Networks

Yesterday’s Standard newspaper carried an article on the new telecoms operator, Broadlands, with the title: “New Operator to End TelOne Dominance”. It’s not clear from the article if Broadlands Networks is after a slice of TelOne’s market share in fixed telecommunication services, International bandwidth wholesaling or mobile CMDA services.


Early Adopters! Get Your Own Copy Of Chrome OS

Tech blogs have been awash with news about Google’s release of the Chrome OS source code since last week. The release announcement itself was made at the Google Chrome OS launch event in Mountain View CA, in the States. Great news indeed and quite momentous for all and sundry in computing. A lot interesting the […]


New Internet Access Provider Calls For Cable Trenches Construction Bids

About a week ago, we saw a call for bids for the construction of long distance cable trenches nationwide. The tendering company is called Aquiva. Virtually unknown in the telecommunications industry, Aquiva proudly asserts that they are “set to roll out services soon”. It’s not clear what kind of communication services this “nationwide cable project” […]


Computer Society Summer School 2009

The 2009 Computer Society of Zimbabwe (CSZ) Summer School will be held this weekend at Montclaire Hotel in Nyanga. The Summer School provides a platform for IT professionals to learn the latest developments in the ICT profession and generally serves as a great networking opportunity with fellow geeks. Normally open to CSZ members only, this […]


Google Uganda Launches Trader On The Web

Google Uganda anounced today that Google Trader, which has been avalable as a mobile SMS-based marketplace will now be availabe on the web. The mobile version of the service was launched in June this year and allows users to buy and sell goods and services using SMS. Sellers register for free and post their items […]


The Zim Ubuntu 9.10 Release Party In Pictures

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Econet Suspends Activating More 3G Subscribers Until Billing Is Migrated To Usage Based

We just established that Econet suspended activating more subscribers on their mobile internet services since the beginning of October 2009. Apparently, this was because of an unexpected massive uptake of the 3G, Edge and GPRS services by subscribers which caused some network instability. Activated subscribers are still enjoying the services. Activation of more subscribers will […]


Seacom Blames African Governments And ISPs For Costly Internet

Seacom has heaped the costly internet blame on African national governments and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) for failing to pass on the benefits of high speed internet to ordinary citizens. Seacom was responding yesterday through a post on its blog following numerous queries on its Facebook and Twitter pages. Quite visibly unhappy that the much […]


Econet’s Buddie And Libertie Subscribers To Start Roaming

Econet has announced that it will introduce roaming for Buddie and Libertie package subscribers in December this year. Roaming services have up to now been an exclusive for contract line subscribers because of the billing complexities it has with prepaid packages. According to Econet Wireless CEO Mr. Douglas Mboweni, Econet has invested heavily in this […]


Debating How To Lock The Stable Door After The Horse Has Fled

Today I attended “The Transition” televised debate at a local hotel. The topic under discussion was “Free Expression and Freedom of the media are fundamental tenets in a democracy. Does the GPA provide for media freedom?” This, referring to media freedom in Zimbabwe in the current political environment. On the panel was a lawyer Chris […]