Zimbabwe and regional technology news and updates


OneFusion Customers Angry Over Depleting Airtime. NetOne Blames Facebook, Continues To Advertise & Sell Faulty Product

Over the past several days, NetOne customers have been complaining bitterly about how the once popular OneFusion mobile broadband bundle has been a huge letdown. Data is depleting quickly. Disappearing some say. Pictures and videos on Facebook and WhatsApp won’t load. The complaining has been happening on social media mostly; WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter. NetOne says […]

More ISPs increase prices in response to new Internet tax

Last week we wrote that Liquid Telecom had increased its internet prices following a new 5% tax on the internet by the government. Other providers have started to announce price increases. One of the 3 largest internet providers in the country, Dandemutande, advised its customers in a letter this week. Here: Dear Valued Customers RE: S1 SPECIAL […]

POTRAZ finally moves on licensing of ISPs and Mobile Virtual Network Operators in Zimbabwe (MVNOs)

The telecoms regulatory authority in Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) has commenced consultations on the licensing of ISPs and Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) in Zimbabwe. The regulator made the announcement this month that they have began accepting submissions from the industry on what should be considered in the creation of this new type of license category. So far, Zimbabwe’s […]

Number portability a response to market saturation & consumer needs, POTRAZ

In a recent interview with POTRAZ deputy director general Alfred Marisa, he explained that the introduction of number portability is in response to market saturation in the local mobile telecoms as well as the needs of consumers. POTRAZ issued a notice to all mobile operators two weeks ago advising them to ensure number portability is […]

Kenya to Switch Off Counterfeit Phones

Kenyan mobile operators will start switching off “fake” cell phones from their networks in accordance with a government directive. They are scheduled to begin the exercise at midnight, 30 September. The switch-off process will involve blocking a handset that bears a fake International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number from accessing a mobile operator’s network. The […]