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TelOne adds unlimited nighttime data to all its VSAT packages

TelOne throws down the gauntlet.

VSAT Prices Comparison: ZODSAT Vs Utande Vs ZOL Vs Telone

VSAT is increasingly getting popular as a medium for people to access the internet. That has prompted an increase in competition between the local VSAT ISPs which is exactly what consumers want so that we get the best value for our hard-earned money. So I have decided to give you a chance to compare which […]

Local Company, ZODSAT Partners UAE-Based VSAT Internet Service Provider

Yahsat graced the local internet scene last year through its partnership with Utande. The more the merrier is the name of the game. Now its ZODSAT that’s been added to the list of Yahsat’s partners in Zim. ZODSAT is a local VSAT internet service provider that’s recently made noise with it’s enticing offerings. For a […]

Check Out What ZODSAT, A Local VSAT Internet Service Provider Is Offering

Beyond ZOL, Telone and perhaps Powertel as VSAT internet service providers (ISP), not many people are familiar with or aware of ZODSAT’s existence. Actually, many people are also not familiar with VSAT connectivity frankly speaking. This is perhaps due to the fact that VSAT is mostly used in underserved areas since urban areas have enough […]

TelOne runs free off-peak browsing promo for VSAT clients

TelOne just introduced a zero-rated off-peak browsing option for all paid up Ka Band clients. Set to run for the month of September, it offers free off-peak browsing from 10 pm to 4 am.

Here’s why VSAT is still relevant in Zimbabwe

It’s easy to consider VSAT as an outdated phenomenon that nobody really talks about anymore. With Internet Providers complaining about the cost of VSAT landing fees and the gazetting of new fees reducing them to token figures, one must realise that indeed VSAT is still a technology to consider.

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 […]

2015 is all about broadband: How TelOne is positioning itself as an internet company

An article published today by the Source has qouted TelOne’s managing director, Chipo Mtasa, highlighting an anticipated growth revenue of 4% in 2015 for the fixed telecoms operator. Mtasa referenced the plans TelOne has which are focused on network expansion while improving client services systems and expanding broadband connectivity. There was also mention of expanding […]

How expensive is it to go online in Zim?: An overview of prices for internet services

2015 started off with mobile subscribers celebrating the good news that as had been promised, the voice tariffs for the country’s mobile network operators had been reduced. Unfortunately we didn’t see a tumble in the cost of mobile data accompanying this change. The same could be said for internet services across the board actually. Despite a tighter economic […]

Powertel’s bundles a bad idea

  I have been a member of the Powertel mobile family since 2010. My three friends and I were fourth year Accounting students at the University of Zimbabwe. Econet had just scrapped their $25/month unlimited package as they moved from what was perhaps a testing phase into the big leagues. As poor college students we […]

The question of Zimbabwe’s VSAT landing rights fees and TelOne’s new service

During the Broadband Forum which Techzim hosted two weeks ago, it emerged that TelOne’s new VSAT service, the low cost Ka-Band they launch last month, may be in violation of new license fees stipulated by the government last year when license fees for telecoms services were revised. In Statutory Instrument 115 of 2013, which came into effect on 10 July […]

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 […]