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Release: Econet Targets 100% 3G coverage countrywide with new Infrastructure Investment

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, which according to industry data controls a commanding 98% of the LTE data customer market share, has announced a major data network upgrade that will see the mobile network market leader achieve 100% 3G coverage across the country by the end of this year. Announcing the developments at the company’s Msasa head […]

AT&T Shuts down its 2G mobile network and sets 3G as minimum requirement on its mobile network

AT & T announced that it is shutting down its 2G mobile network on 31 December 2016. This means anyone who owns a device that supports 2G only will not be able to access any services on AT & T’s network. Here is a snippet of their press statement. To help support increasing mobile Internet […]

Is Zimbabwe still a 2G country?

According to POTRAZ’s Q2 2016 sectoral report, there are 4,611 2G base stations active in Zimbabwe. Between 1 April – 30 June 2016, 298 2G base stations were commissioned to bring the total number to 4,611 from 4,313 the previous quarter. As it stands there are more 2G base stations in Zimbabwe (4,611 in total) than 3G and LTE […]

Latest MTN results highlight broadband growth, effects of regulation on the telecoms group

While most of the focus in the past year for MTN has been on how it is dealing with the significant fine it received in Nigeria for failing to adhere to subscriber registration regulations, this update has also highlighted the current state of African telecoms.

Interview with Telecel CEO Angeline Vere: What are the mobile operator’s plans?

Recently, Techzim interviewed Telecel Zimbabwe CEO, Angeline Vere. In the interview, she highlighted some aspects of Telecel’s plans for the short to medium term, as well as some aspects relating to the investment from its current owners.