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Ecoweb To Start Offering VSAT Services

I’m told in less than 24 hours Ecoweb will announce their new VSAT satellite Internet services. No Information yet on pricing but that shouldn’t be hard to get once they go public with it. VSAT implementation in Zimbabwe has been contentious issue with the regulator POTRAZ, who at one point went (or threatened to) around […]


3G Modems Available At Econet Service Centres For $120

Can’t afford a new 3G compliant smart phone? Fret not. Econet’s got just the solution for you. You can buy a 3G modem at any Econet service center for about $120. The sleek memory stick sized USB modem is exclusively supplied by Econet, who themselves are supplied by a company going by the name Business […]


The Zimbabwe Ubuntu Loco Team

The Ubuntu stand could have easily been nominated the most lively and most visited stand at the 2009 ICT Africa show. The “Freedom Toaster”, a Linux Installation media vending machine in which you insert a blank CD and burn any locally popular Linux distro was a huge attraction. Was impressed that the local Ubuntu community […]


The Government Internet Service Provider Misleading Its Visitors

Couldn’t wait to see what the Government Internet Service Provider (GISP) was about so at first opportunity I visited them at their 2009 ICT Africa stand . I was surprised (they admitted everyone was) to learn these guys have been operating since 1998. Understandably though, exclusively serving government ministries and departments (parastatals too they say) […]


Telecel Launching 3G Shortly

A week ago we bemoaned the fact that with both NetOne and Telecel not on 3G, Econet subscribers wouldn’t enjoy video calling to friends on these networks. Well, not anymore. We’re told Telecel will be launching its own 3G service in about 3 weeks… moving quite fast to catch up to the world aren’t we! […]


2009 ICT Africa: Day 2

Tomorrow we have a speech/presentation by the Minister of ICT, Nelson Chamisa and the ministry’s permanent secretary. Hopefully I can post a video or audio of it here. Will also post a best stand and worst stand article a day later also… See the full gallery on posterous Posted via email from Technology Zimbabwe Quick […]


2009 ICT Africa: Day 1

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POTRAZ Suspends New IAP Licensing Indefinitely

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) has indefinitely suspended the issue of new Internet Access Provider (IAP) licenses from 01 September 2009. The press statement, released on Monday 21 September 2009 is titled “Declaration on Moratorium for New Telecommunication License” and reads in part: “The authority has of late received an unprecedented […]


2009 ICT Africa: Setting Up

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Some Facts About Econet’s 3G

Finally had a chance to talk to an Econet customer service person and here’s some clear information about the 3G service. Is 3G available in all areas with Econet coverage in Zimbabwe? No. As of 28 August 2009, 3G became available in the greater Harare CBD and it remains so to this day. Once you’re […]