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TelOne signs multi-year deal with Eutelsat Communications

Eutelsat Communications has signed a multi-year deal with TelOne Zimbabwe to deliver Ka-Band satellite broadband services

POTRAZ slashes VSAT landing rights fees

Zimbabwe’s telecoms regulator, POTRAZ, has scrapped the annual fees for VSAT landing rights from $1,500 to a low $20 for C and Ku Band and $30 for Ka Band.

1 year and 300 schools later, here is the latest on TelOne VSAT

It’s been almost a year since TelOne launched its Ka-Band VSAT service. The telecoms operator’s thinking at the time was to bring in a cheaper VSAT service that would expand its presence in those areas where VSAT makes sense anyway. So far, it looks like the product has scored some successes, judging from the information that […]

Sat Space Africa now providing Ka-Band solution for Zimbabwe

  Sat Space Africa, a regional VSAT and internet services provider is now providing a Ka-band VSAT Internet solution in Zimbabwe. This solution is provided using HYLAS 2 Ka-band satellite to provide high-speed broadband connectivity. According to the official communication from Sat-Space this product is geared at providing a solution to small and medium sized […]

Connectivity in Remote areas Closing the Digital divide where fibre fears to tread

Joseph Machiva, the Sales and Marketing Director at TelOne presented on connectivity where the regular fibre, UHF, WiMax and ADSL have nt reached. Remote places like schools, farms, mines, resort areas, retails shops and other kinds of companies in rural areas. [slideshare id=35826068&doc=telonebroadbandforumpresentation-140613021414-phpapp01] Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash number: Buy […]

TelOne announces Ka-Band VSAT pricing. $670 setup and $51 monthly subs

A little over a month ago when we wrote about TelOne’s new Ka-Band VSAT internet service, the company said it hadn’t yet finalised the pricing. Today, at a breakfast meeting held in Harare, TelOne released the pricing of the service. Equipment and installation price is $670 which is very low when compared to other VSAT options, even those […]

New VSAT provider Stargaze, targets rural communities with low prices

As Zimbabwe’s internet industry gets increasingly competitive, a new VSAT internet service provider, Stargaze, has launched services in the country. In his communication to us, Stargaze Managing Director Chris Catto, said they are looking at rural communities as a key growth area for their company.