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What does it take to get a USSD code for your brilliant VAS service?

For every tech entrepreneur angling for the mobile market in ZImbabwe or Africa one option that always presents itself as being lucrative is that of VAS services development. We all want a chance to create and launch solutions that can cater for the millions of mobile users that offer a potential market too big to […]

I deserve money for my idea: The folly of developers

An advent enthusiast in mobile financial services I was more than eager to hear developers and VAS innovators alike fire away at Econet (Ecocash) for their “reluctance” to open up their network to applications and VAS at the recent Broadband Forum. Not surprisingly was Econet’s calculated responses since they have had to answer to accusations […]

Upskilling for the Digital Economy #Zimbroadband presentation

Dr. Gilford Hapanyengwi, who is the current president of the COmputer Society of Zimbabwe as well as the Director at the Computer Center of the University of Zimbabwe. Below is his talk at the 2014 Broadband Forum held in Harare. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or OneMoney number: Buy […]

Zimbabwe’s Broadband Infrastructure: From supply to consumption #ZimBroadband

We embed below, a presentation by the MD of Liquid Zimbabwe, Wellington Makamure, which he made at the Broadband Forum 2014 conference in Harare. Liquid Zimbabwe has the longest fibre cable in the country connecting Zimbabwe to 5 of the undersea fibre cable systems on the African shores: EASSy, SEACOM, TEAMS, SAT3, WACS. Quick NetOne, Econet, […]

Zim’s VAS & App Ecosystem in the Mobile Broadband Era #ZimBroadband

Many of you have been requesting that we post the presentations from Broadband Forum 2014 here, so here you are. We will post each one separately so they are easily findable after they are buried from our home page. In the next couple of days we will also be posting the videos so it makes […]

Ericsson Mobility Report 2014 identifies drivers for broadband growth

Last week Ericsson published the latest edition of its Mobility Report which takes a close look at mobile communication trends in various regions. The report for Sub Saharan Africa was focused on the growth patterns in the region which is recognised as a leading zone in the progression and uptake of mobile services. In the […]

Broadband Forum 2014 – Video Highlights from the morning session

The 2014 Broadband Forum is in full swing and the morning session was filled with the a lot of thought and idea exchange. A wealth of knowledge was shared on IT and broadband regulation, broadband infrastructure and the opportunities available for local stakeholders. We have video highlights from the presentations made. Quick NetOne, Econet, And […]

Broadband Forum Zimbabwe tickets sold out, here’s how to follow proceedings

The second annual Zimbabwe Broadband Forum has kicked off today at Sango Conference Center, Cresta Lodge Harare. Tickets to the annual event have already sold out but here’s how you can follow the event online. Twitter: You can follow the event through the Techzim Twitter handle (@techzim) or  through #ZimBroadband. The following companies will also […]

Tel•One sponsors second edition of the Zimbabwe Broadband Forum

Tel•One will this year be sponsoring the second edition of the Zimbabwe Broadband Forum which begins tomorrow (Friday, 6 June) at the Sango Conference Centre, Cresta Lodge, Harare. The country’s largest fixed line provider has chosen to be a Platinum Sponsor at this year’s Forum where the agenda will be focused on “Unpacking the Broadband […]

Embrace the internet – Information is now a competitive asset

In my opinion, the 2014 Broadband Forum is a must-go-to event for both established companies and start-ups which are entertaining any serious dreams of attaining sustainable growth and market share in the internet driven environment. Why am I making this bold statement? This is simply because business processes, from productivity, management to marketing have all […]

Techzim to host the Broadband Forum 2014 on the 6th of June

We are excited to announce the second edition of the Broadband Forum scheduled for the 6th of June 2014 at Cresta Lodge Harare riding on the theme “Rolling the D.I.C.E. for a connected Future.” The event is focused on creating a platform where the various stakeholders from different facets of broadband technology can identify its […]