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Potraz Zimbabwe Regional Peering and Interconnection Workshop Livestream: Day One

Today and tomorrow ( 12-13 November) Potraz in partnership with the African Union Commission and Internet Society of Zimbabwe is holding a peering and Interconnection workshop. The workshop will give an up to date view of the regional internet landscape. TechZim will be live streaming the event is starting at 09:30 am today. The Day […]

Hope For Data Prices To Fall In Zimbabwe As IXP Is Launched…

Zimbabwe is reported to be amongst the countries with high Internet connectivity costs in the SADC region, and everywhere else. This has been attributed to a number of factors, both real and perceived. These high costs have been the major bottleneck in the development and uptake of all ICT driven initiatives in the country, most […]

POTRAZ commits to have the “Zimbabwe Internet eXchange Association” by May 2017…

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ), who won a tender for US$200,000 in September 2015 to build a regional Internet Exchange Point has committed to establishing the Zimbabwe Internet eXchange Association (ZIXA) by the 15th of May 2017. This looks to be after their failure to meet the December 2016 deadline (POTRAZ in their defense […]

POTRAZ Event: Implementation of second national Internet Exchange Point in Zimbabwe.

Remember the Internet Exchange Point (IXP) discussion from about a year ago? Well, looks like we may be making some headway now. We’re at a regulator (POTRAZ) organised event in Harare today where the implementation of the Exchange is being discussion. If you wondering what an Internet Exchange is,  it’s a physical place (usually a room with machines and cable […]

Zimbabwe wins AU tender to host regional Internet Exchange Point

Zimbabwe has won a tender to host one of Southern Africa’s Internet Exchange Points. The announcement was made today by the deputy minister of ICT, Dr. Win Mlambo, at an event hosted by the Internet Society of Zimbabwe and POTRAZ in Harare. To implement the Internet Exchange Point (IXP), the country will get funding of US $200,000 […]