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The Econet Group Were The Biggest Winners At The AfricaCom Awards

Below is the press release from AfricaCom: Announcing the 2018 AfricaCom Awards winners London, 15 November 2018 –The AfricaCom Awards show, supported by Founding Awards Sponsor, PCCW Global, was a colourful and festive Mardi Gras themed event last night.  Held in Cape Town during AfricaCom, guests celebrated and acknowledged those trailblazers who are leading digital […]


President Mnangagwa Officially Launched $4.7m Initiative By Liquid Telecom To Give Free Wi-Fi To Students In Pursuit Of Strive Masiyiwa’s Vision

Today President Emmerson Mnangagwa officiated at the launch of Edu-Zones, an initiative by Liquid Telecom to offer connectivity to the country’s universities and tertiary institutions. The ultimate goal though is to fulfill Strive Masiyiwas’s vision of having free Wi-Fi connectivity at all tertiary institutions and secondary schools within the African countries that Liquid Telecom operates […]


Liquid Telecom And Telecom Egypt Strike A Deal To Complete The First Fiber Network From Cape to Cairo

Yes, the phrase Cape-to-Cairo is synonymous with imperialism but today you can dismiss that and start to associate it with connectivity. Because Liquid Telecom and Telecom Egypt have struck an agreement that will enable the completion of a 60,000-km terrestrial data network, known as “The One Africa,” that runs from Cairo to Cape Town. Telecom Egypt […]


Empowering Generation Z Through Technology

Ben Roberts, Liquid Telecom’s Group CTIO, explains how access to technology can inspire a new generation of African techies. The future of Africa belongs to Generation Z. As the world’s youngest region, approximately 20% of Africa’s population is currently aged between 15 and 24. But the hope and promise of this generation also presents potential […]


Got To Peep Into Liquid Telecom, Liked What I Saw Plus My Debt Of Gratitude To Liquid

Image: Tinashe Nyahasha of Techzim with Oswald Jumira of Liquid Telecom When I was in Kigali last week I got to spend a lot of time with a diverse group of people from Liquid Telecom from across the continent. I spoke to Ben, the Group CTO, Oswald the Head of Innovation and Partnership, Hans the […]


Liquid Telecoms Releases Statement On Major Internet Outage

Liquid Telecoms Zimbabwe, the biggest and probably the main supplier of international bandwidth into Zimbabwe has released a statement in regards to the major internet outage that took place this week. In the statement, Liquid states that they had “two other links providing redundancy into Zimbabwe” and these coincidentally failed at the time of the […]


Competition Policy for Zimbabwe launched today… even the universe endorses it!

The day we decide to launch a Competition Policy for Zimbabwe is the day we have a huge internet outage, what are the odds??? I’m sure you’re wondering what the connection between the two is, well worry nie, I’ll tell you. Today being World Competition Day, the Competition and Tariffs Commission (CTC) decided to commemorate the […]


NetOne, PowerTel And Telecel Hold Their Own During Zimbabwe Internet Outage…

Earlier today Zimbabweans struggled to access the internet after Liquid Telecoms Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe’s biggest Internet Access Provider, lost connectivity, thus causing people to relive what seems like life in the 1990’s. Techzim was affected largely due to our primary link being ZOL, an Econet Wireless Zimbabwe subsidiary, however, we managed to trudge along with the help […]


Zimbabwe Internet Outage: Here’s What Happened

On Tuesday 5 December 2017 Zimbabwe experienced a huge internet outage that affected most of the country. Techzim reached out to various sources in the industry to establish what really happened and have an appreciation of things. Below are the details we have so far. At around 11:44 AM, a tractor that was ploughing a field […]


Local betting is flourishing, spurred by the internet

The betting industry in Zimbabwe has experience huge growth over the past eighteen months, according to our analysis of local betting houses, and technology has a great deal to do with it. Normally, such a trend in gambling gets casually attributed to the steadily increasing popularity of foreign sports leagues. The English Premiership and the Spanish La Liga come to […]