Zimbabwe and regional technology news and updates

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 […]

This Year’s TechCrunch50 Winner: RedBeacon

This year’s TechCrunch50 winner RedBeacon is a service I’m sure everybody has been wishing for for quite a while now. A refreshingly original idea and very useful service, RedBeacon matches consumers needing virtually any service to qualified local businesses and professionals who can do the job at the time and place you need. When you […]

2009 ICT Africa Exhibition

Arguably the biggest information technology-related public exhibition in the country, 2009 ICT Africa has come. I was there once and was exceedingly impressed by the number of ICT companies present, the range of products and services, open source initiatives and the general management of the expo.  For a second there it felt like I was […]

3G Launch By Econet Very Unclear

A fortnight ago Econet launched the much hyped 3G on its network, marking quite a significant milestone in Zimbabwe’s communications advancement. Strangely enough, however, and much to the nation’s disappointment, the launch did not live up to the company’s renowned reputation. Bluntly put, it was clumsily managed. It’s hard to figure out what’s going on even for my geek […]