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TelOne reaches 15,000 households with its fibre, eyes nationwide growth of over 50% by year end

Zimbabwean fixed telecoms provider TelOne is now providing Fibre connections to 15,017 households throughout the country and has plans to grow this total to 25,000 households by the end of 2016.

TelOne takes measures to guard against overcharging from Huawei, exposes NetOne

Responding to the concerns that have been raised about its own $98 million fibre project, TelOne, another state-owned telecoms entity recently took steps to guard against the likelihood of it being a victim of overpricing.

TelOne & Huawei deals, MTN & zero-rated VOD, Footballzone, Telecel promos: Podcast

Here’s the latest episode of the podcast which touches on TelOne and its deal with Huawei, FrontRow, the VOD service for MTN which is now being offered through zero-rated data, the latest Telecel promo and the Footballzone Magazine App.

TelOne records a profit of $479,827 in the 1st half of 2015

According to a business update published by state-owned telecoms enterprise, TelOne, the operator has registered profits of $479,000 in the first half year of 2015, a figure which represents a positive turn from last year’s half-year loss of $7 million.

State should lead on infrastructure, dangerous for private players to own it: Min. of ICT

Telecoms infrastructure is back in the news again. No, it isn’t another loaded press release from an operator. Instead, we have some words from the Minister of ICT, Honourable Supa Mandiwanzira. We managed to ask him a couple of questions regarding his views on infrastructure rollout at a national level as well as its distribution, […]

TelOne launches its $36 Fibre to the Home service along with WiFi hotspots

Yesterday we spoke about TelOne’s new corporate identity and how the telecoms operator would be launching a couple of new products at an official corporate event. The event which is being held in Harare, is far from over, but other than the new logo shown above, we have managed to glean some important details about TelOne’s […]

TelOne to launch new identity, citywide WiFi and Fibre packages tomorrow

Any 2015 conversation around ADSL technology always has the same undertone. A lot of people, learned or otherwise, think the tech belongs to the 1980s.  To be honest, in the face of rapidly changing communications standards and delivery options it’s hard to bring up colonial copper cabling solutions which just don’t sound sexy. This is […]

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 […]

From voice services to fibre: How TelOne is going to get its groove back

It’s only one month into the year so it’s still OK to have a long list of resolutions and to make a set of promises. Even the captains of industry are on the same tip actually. As far as promises and expectations in local tech are concerned, TelOne has got me excited the most. Chipo Mtasa, […]