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Forget TV and the internet. Radio is how you reach Zimbabweans

As a Zimbabwean living in an urban area I find I always overestimate the usage of the internet. It is quite entertaining watching trolls from the different political parties duke it out on Twitter. The noise Twitter users make is quite astounding. To the mind, it feels like everyone is participating in this discourse. That […]


Local internet usage boomed in Q2 but so did the gap between the haves and have-nots

POTRAZ has released a press release in anticipation of the Q2 Postal and Telecommunications report which we expect to be out before the end of this week. The press release is interesting enough and contains a number of key statistics from the telecoms industry. Two of the following stats caught my eye; i) The total […]


Zim Social Media Users Fall Under 1M As Cost Of Data & Electricity Woes Become Clearer

We Are Social’s Digital Report on Zimbabwe is pretty telling of just how impactful the floundering Zim economy on Zimbos usage Even before statistics started coming in from the likes of POTRAZ – data usage is on the decline, I think the assumption for most was that we’re using the internet less because of two […]


Social Media Sites Makeup 39% Of Data Used During Q3 of 2019

Zimbos love their social media and one of the statistics backing that up is found in POTRAZ’s recently released 3rd Quarter report. Use of the internet grew in general with mobile data and internet consumption growing by 3.4% from 9 367 TB to 9 684.5TB. Whilst the rise is welcome it’s still %5 behind Q1’s […]


Expensive Bundles Contribute To 10% Internet Usage Decline In Q2 Of 2019

People are using the internet less in Zimbabwe and its no surprise if you’ve been following the news cycle. Every other day you bump into a headline notifying subscribers about an increase in cost of data and with salaries not doing the same – Zimbabweans are beginning to slow down their internet usage. POTRAZ released […]


How Far Can TelOne’s 500GB/Month Package Take You; Is It The Same As Having Unlimited?

TelOne’s relatively new 500 GB package is sparking a lot of debate due to one question. “Is the package the same as having unlimited internet?” Of course, if we are speaking in literal terms, that package is not unlimited and really TelOne clearly lists it under capped packages. But the true question people are asking […]


WhatsApp almost half of all mobile data traffic in Zimbabwe

Last year, Techzim wrote an article titled “WhatsApp IS the internet in Zimbabwe, accounts for 34% of mobile internet traffic“. It was after the local telecoms regulator in the country, POTRAZ, had provided statistics showing the apps dominance. That dominance is only increasing. This week POTRAZ released some new numbers that show that WhatsApp now […]


Let us know how you use the internet

Hey guys, We often receive a lot of questions on a variety of topics (some of them may surprise you) from both individuals and businesses. We love it when we get asked questions. If there is one word to describe what Techzim is, that word is ‘resource.’ One of things people always wonder about (including ourselves) […]


Take this Zim broadband survey and stand a chance to win $120 Android phone

A few weeks ago we posted a mobile broadband survey to help us understand what internet speeds mobile users are getting on their mobile phones in ZImbabwe. It was a tiny sample of respondents and we shared the results. But in doing so, the need for a comprehensive survey with a wider group of respondents has become clear. Which is why we have opened a new one.


Why the ZAMPS Internet usage survey results are inadequate

The results in the recently released Zimbabwe All Media & Products Survey (ZAMPS) are strange. The internet part at least. Last month, when the report came out, our opinion, after reading about it in the Herald, was that the internet data just didn’t make sense. To be fair on ZAMPS, this was just the Herald’s own interpretation […]


biNu Surveys: Zimbabwe’s mobile browser preferences

Last week we posted that biNu, the Australian startup that just raised 2 million bucks to expand its feature phone platform, has introduced a new feature called biNu surveys, which is basically a tool for companies to poll biNu users across the world. The new feature is still in beta, but biNu opened the door […]