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Former ZOL CEO Moves To Liquid Telecom SA

Former ZOL CEO and CCO Denny Marandure has left the company to join Liquid Telecom South Africa. Mr Marandure will be LTSA’s new Client Executive responsible for Business Development for Cloud & Digital Services. In an internal email to Liquid Telecom staff, LTSA Chief Sales Officer acknowledged the importance of the role Denny is tasked […]


ZOL caters for price sensitive market, launches new fibre package priced at $29 for 15GB

Local internet service provider, ZOL has launched a new $29 for 15 GB fibre to the home package called ZOL Fibroniks Lite which is targeted at the more price sensitive internet consumer.


The Liquid Telecom VoIP launch in pictures

Liquid Telecom recently hosted an event in Harare to launch its VoIP service for Enterprise clients. We covered the event and touched on the impact of Liquid’s entry into VoIP, but here are the pictures from the event.


Sharing YouTube & Facebook videos in Zim? You could be breaking the law

Just so we are clear, that headline isn’t meant to scare anyone who’s busy sharing the latest P.O BOX, ZviriKufaya or Zimdancehall video. It’s a legally sound fact that fortunately for all of us isn’t taken seriously. We can call the law a lot of things; blind, fair, cold or just but when it comes to […]


Special Edition Podcast: The challenges to Zim’s reach for a bright Digital Future

At the Digital Future Conference, several thought leaders contributed to discussions on the state of digital services in Zimbabwe, the challenges being faced right now and the future that lies in this space. This podcast is the first panel discussion that touched on these challenges. Taking part in this discussion was the Deputy Minister of […]


Latest from Digital Future: What challenges are being faced in Zim digital media?

In case you haven’t been catching up via the live stream or the massive activity on Twitter (#MyDigitalFuture), a lot has already been shared already in the first part of the day at the Digital Future Conference. There was a panel discussion focused on the current challenges in digital and online media in Zimbabwe. The […]


Techzim and TBWA Zimbabwe to explore the future of digital media in Zimbabwe

Techzim and TBWA Zimbabwe, will host what’s been billed as “Zimbabwe’s Largest Gathering of Digital Minds”, at a conference and training event called Digital Future. The event will feature thought leading insights from leading digital media professionals from across the world on the 17th and 18th of March 2015 and will be sponsored by NetOne, […]


ZOL connecting 80 new fibre internet customers every week. Total subs 3,500

So a few days ago when we posted the download of the POTRAZ quarterly report on the state of internet services in Zimbabwe, the first comment on the article was: I am tickled by these figures! 285 Active VSAT terminals? really let’s be serious here. 1741 Fibre Links lol. ZOL did a promotion where they ran fibre into […]


Zimbabwe’s changing internet service delivery landscape: a perspective from ZOL

The landscape around internet service delivery is changing rapidly, something that has resulted in ISPs like ZOL exploring the possibilities of extending services into the provision of entertainment services (IPTV) and VoIP calling, something that has been offered by other IAPs for a while now. The exciting new terrain is obviously IPTV, something that ZOL Zimbabwe […]


Here are the winners of the ZOL Startup Challenge 2014!

We have just wrapped up the fourth edition of the ZOL Startup Challenge and the judges have made their decision. The joint runner-ups for this year’s challenge were: Dream Big: a career guidance platform targeted at high school children ZimboMusic: an online platform for the distribution and promotion of local music. The winner for this year’s […]


ZOL Startup Challenge to explore Zim’s online investment opportunity

The countdown to the ZOL Startup Challenge continues with heightened interest from the public around the various activities that will be part of this tech entrepreneurship showcase. Other than the ten interesting startup ideas being pitched on the day, attendees will have a chance to listen to different fireside chats that will explore important points […]


10 finalists for ZOL Startup Challenge selected as semis are wrapped up

Earlier today the ZOL Startup Challenge 2014 semi finals were wrapped up thinning down the participating startups to ten finalists. Twenty three diverse business cases were pitched to the panel of judges who listened to solutions that covered various fields from agriculture, e-learning, social networking, online gambling and sports information. In the end the judges settled on […]


ZOL Zimbabwe gets new CEO, Denny Marandure

ZOL Zimbabwe, the Liquid Telecom owned ISP which is one of the largest locally, has just announced the coming in of a new CEO, Denny Marandure. Marandure will take the place of outgoing CEO and founder of the internet company, David Behr, who, we were told by the company will now become chairman of ZOL. The company also said Behr […]