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Corporate landline use in steady decline as users switch from TelOne to cheaper options like VoIP

Zimbabwean corporate subscriptions for fixed voice telecommunications maintained a steady decline throughout 2016 and TelOne, the country’s only provider of fixed lines recorded a 9.3% decline between the second and third quarter of 2016.


ZOL upgrades fibre internet caps, $39 for 25GB & $89 for 50GB

In a significant upgrade of their capped fibroniks packages, ZOL has raised the cap on its $39 package from 15GB to 25GB and the $89 package from 30GB to 50GB. The upgrade seems to have gone into effect last night as some customers of the provider “complained” on social media that they were getting more data than […]


Shouldn’t TelOne migrate its major voice clients to VoIP?

Given that Telone is not investing in maintaining or improving their fixed lines infrastructure, shouldn’t it just migrate major customers to VoIP?


Are you an entrepreneur? Here’s why you should attend the Broadband Forum

Now that the internet is available, there is need for startups to understand how the opportunities that come with it can be exploited successfully into profitable businesses. The Broadband Forum will provide a platform for aspiring startups to learn from testimonials of successes like Mark Essien’s Hotels.ng in tourism and Emma Kay bringing bozzi.mobi online.


Liquid Telecom set to launch a VoIP service in Harare. What’s the idea behind it though?

Liquid Telecom is set to launch a VoIP service. While this seems like a move into enterprise voice solutions, it doesn’t seem entirely clear how that will play out with its own subsidiary, ZOL Zimbabwe, providing a VoIP service for both enterprise and residential clients.


TelOne to launch new identity, citywide WiFi and Fibre packages tomorrow

Any 2015 conversation around ADSL technology always has the same undertone. A lot of people, learned or otherwise, think the tech belongs to the 1980s.  To be honest, in the face of rapidly changing communications standards and delivery options it’s hard to bring up colonial copper cabling solutions which just don’t sound sexy. This is […]


Liquid Telecom introduces Zambia to Fibroniks, targets 20,000 connections

The most visible Fibre to the Home (FTTH) package in Zimbabwe right now has to be ZOL Fibroniks. The Internet Service Provider (ISP) has managed to offer this service to the market because of the extensive fibre roll out being constructed by its parent company, Liquid Telecom. Now neighbouring Zambia is set to receive the same product. Liquid […]


More Fibre on the horizon as Liquid Telecom secures $150 million for expansion

Sometime last year we wrote about the $150 million that Liquid Telecom was trying to source for the expansion of its fibre network throughout Africa. Now, according to its website the telecoms infrastructure company has now secured the funds through a loan facilitated by Standard Chartered Bank and provided for by large global investment banks. Liquid […]


From voice services to fibre: How TelOne is going to get its groove back

It’s only one month into the year so it’s still OK to have a long list of resolutions and to make a set of promises. Even the captains of industry are on the same tip actually. As far as promises and expectations in local tech are concerned, TelOne has got me excited the most. Chipo Mtasa, […]


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 […]


Liquid Telecom Zimbabwe company and services update

Today we attended an operations update and what was also a “Who are we” update by Liquid Telecom in Zimbabwe. At the event, the Zimbabwe managing director, Wellington Makamure addressed the press, customers and business partners on the strides Liquid has made in Zimbabwe in recent months especially to do with its now 2,700 km fibre network.