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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.

Yet-to-launch operator Viva Mobile introduces new VOD service, fights for visibility with diverse content & free access

In the meantime, Viva Mobile has introduced its subscription-based video on demand TV service known as Uhuru TV (stylised as uHuru TV) with a pre-launch campaign that is offering early signups a free 7-day trial.

Telco offers new users 3 months of free Netflix

Anyone who signs up for Telco Velocity Broadband’s unlimited Fibre packages will get a free 3-month subscription to Netflix. This makes Telco the latest to tap into the brand power of the VOD services giant to sell broadband.

Powertel introduces $35 unlimited Fibre package, prepares for future of Zimbabwean internet

Powertel Communications, the State-owned Internet Access Provider with its fingers in VoIP, broadband, VPN and prepaid electricity distribution services recently added unlimited Fibre to the Home (FTTH) packages to its broadband lineup.

ZOL promises the best Netflix experience thanks to peering between the VOD service & Liquid Telecom

Local internet service provider ZOL has just released a statement announcing the peering arrangement between its parent company, Liquid Telecom, and Netflix the VOD service.

Liquid Telecom’s VOD service ipidi tv launches in Zambia

According to its website, people using Hai Zambia Fibre internet can access ipidi tv and a promotion has been launched offering free ipidi TV until 30 April 2016 for every Hai customer who signs up for ipidi by 31 January 2016.

Government involvement, challenges in business, products & services – 2015 in review

We have just shut the door on 2015, a year that was characterised by its fair share of highs and lows in the technology space. In this podcast, we discuss some of the highlights from the year, including issues like the government’s increased role in ICT, the challenges faced  by businesses last year and how […]

A look at Telco’s Velocity Stream, a package optimised for gaming & HD streaming

Telco, a local Internet Access Provider which has also been providing a fairly competitive fibre option has its mind on ensuring that fibre users that want the essentials of fibre and more importantly the best in streaming capabilities get just that. The team there has tried to capture this in their new service, Velocity Stream.

ZOL introduces Bulawayo to Fibre internet- 3 suburbs earmarked for first phase

ZOL Zimbabwe, the Internet service provider initiating fibre through its Fibroniks suite has confirmed that it is now in Bulawayo. According to information shared by its marketing team, ZOL Fibroniks will initially be introduced in three suburbs, namely Hillside, Burnside and Hillcrest.

Showmax to enable Game of Thrones downloads for African market

A report from Bloomberg cites a source who shared plans by Showmax to enable downloading of its content which includes movies and highly popular series like Game of Thrones. This is supposed to be a way of addressing the challenges the African market has with the high cost of internet and the sparse distribution of fixed internet solutions.

Why are programmers going online to watch someone else code?

The concept of live programming is slowly starting to gain traction thanks to a platform called . This is where people log in to watch or stream themselves programming in different languages. There’s a lot of value behind this, but will it survive or die as another geek sensation?

This Popcorn Time option has just made streaming movies a lot easier

A lot of us who are familiar with the movie streaming service Popcorn Time know how access to it requires an app. Now a site called Popcorn Time In Your Browser is letting you do that straight from the site, no downloads or setups asked. Just visit the site, find your movie, click, and start watching a movie in HD.

What sort of chances does TelOne have with its Metro Wi-Fi?  

At the 2014 Broadband Forum, the conclusion was that the next frontier in broadband is retailing broadband right to the doorstep. Various ISPs made noise about FTTH promising to deliver services such as IPTV. Competition seems to be heating up with emerging solutions being rolled out including TelOne FTTH and ZOL Fibroniks. It’s even more […]