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Telkom offers free data access for streaming service, Showmax

Telkom, the South African fixed and wireless telecoms company has entered into a partnership with ShowMax, the Naspers-owned video streaming service. Telekom subscribers will have zero-rated data access for streaming ShowMax content.

TelOne’s fax to email service, goes live

TelOne’s fax to email service went live recently and its being offered for free. Users can access it on, and on this page they can create their own fax – email account.

TelOne 2015 financial results at a glance – $17 million profit, $162 million revenue

For the period ending 31 August 2015 TelOne managed a 187.1% increase in profit before tax from the previous year’s $6,2 million to end the 2015 financial year on $17,7 million.

TelOne expanding distribution network through local agents & entrepreneurs

TelOne has started inviting people interested in becoming sales agents for its products and services to contact the operator or submit details at the Harare Post Office. This franchising opportunity is part of TelOne’s strategy to expand its footprint while managing costs.

Local internet provider, Powertel is insolvent

According to a report from the Auditor General, Powertel, a state-owned Internet Access Provider(IAP), is technically solvent. It is one of 23 parastatals that experienced losses between 2012 and 2014.

TelOne increases the speeds on its internet packages

TelOne has increased the speeds of its ADSL packages, offerings downloads of up to 4 Mbps on part of its lineup. This looks like another adjustment to shore in more subscribers in a tough environment and will likely trigger more changes from other operators.

Liquid Telecom goes big on VoIP for Enterprise in Zimbabwe.

Liquid Telecom just positioned itself as a more visible player in VoIP services for Enterprises users. Is this just a strategic repositioning with the Liquid group, or a firmer challenge to TelOne?

This Popcorn Time option has just made streaming movies a lot easier

A lot of us who are familiar with the movie streaming service Popcorn Time know how access to it requires an app. Now a site called Popcorn Time In Your Browser is letting you do that straight from the site, no downloads or setups asked. Just visit the site, find your movie, click, and start watching a movie in HD.

Understanding that awful internet speed: Why am I not getting what I paid for?

It’s 2015, so the conversation around the availability of the internet in Zimbabwe is not so different from what you get in any other part of the world. Almost half of the population has access to an online connection. Current and potential consumers of internet services talk about the same things and ask the same questions […]

TelOne adjusts ADSL prices, introduces $15 package

Things aren’t getting better economically. If you still don’t believe that, just look at the way service providers are falling over themselves to get you “cheaper and better deals” just to mop up what little dollars you have to spare. The same thing is happening in Internet services. One recent product and price adjustment has come […]

How much to go online? – here are the prices for Zimbabwean internet services

Take a look at the calendar, the month of April is as good as over. This means that we have breezed through the first one-third of the year. In local tech and broadband, a lot has come with that passage of time, including a review of voice tariffs. We all hoped the Government and POTRAZ, […]

Victoria Falls residents receive Fibre to the Home courtesy of Liquid

ZOL Fibroniks is now looking beyond Harare. According to a press release from the Liquid Telecom website, (Liquid is the fibre infrastructure concern that owns the Internet Service Provider ZOL Zimbabwe), work has already started to introduce a Fibre to the Home service in the resort town of Victoria Falls. Liquid Telecom has already laid fibre rings […]

Weekly Podcast : Powertel & Africom promos, TelOne Fibre, The Source & Tidal

It’s been a while since we had the standard weekly podcast, something that was only remedied by a lot of other interviews and discussions that we shared over the past couple of weeks. Nevertheless, you can check out our latest banter on the hottest trending topics in local technology. In this episode, we talked about […]

The “New TelOne” Fibre and WiFi Hotspot launch in pictures

TelOne is now offering Fibre to the Home and WiFi Hotspots. That’s been a big part of the news from TelOne from yesterday, but it’s also worth noting that the telecoms operator also changed its logo and has introduced a new look. All this was delivered at a colourful event held in Harare last night. […]

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 […]

Podcast: NatiV App, POTRAZ Report, Mama Money, TelOne Fibre and our giveaway

Here is the latest edition of the Techzim Podcast that was a run through the different topics and trending issues in local technology for the past week. In this episode we discussed a wide range of topics that included the latest report from POTRAZ and some of its not so accurate figures, the e-learning language […]