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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 […]


Powertel reintroduces unlimited internet

Remember how local Internet Service Provider, Powertel, made the biggest pricing mistake in telecoms last year when it scrapped its superstar unlimited package and opted to introduce a usage-based system instead. Well, the ISP seems to be fighting for customers’ attention with its new unlimited package. Before you get excited, there’s a bit of a caveat […]


ZOL has disrupted the Zim internet space, is voice communication next?

Zimbabweans are very particular about the cost of a product or service and any adjustment made to that effect. This extends to anything that an entrepreneur might want to provide really. The market is very price sensitive, just ask Powertel. It’s all blamed on the tough economic environment. Every dollar counts so if you up the […]


IoT in Zimbabwe: Why the SmartThings hub deserves its name

SmartThings began its life as a kickstarter project looking to connect the things in your physical world, to the internet. Of all the Internet of Things technologies we will review this is probably the most ambitious and the one with the most potential. So what is SmartThings? It is a hub that includes access to […]


Into the Internet of Things (IoT)

The phrase “the Internet of Things” or IoT refers to a future where everyday items in your home are connected to the internet and able to interact with us and each other in the online space. Here in Zimbabwe we are used to getting a bit of a raw deal when it comes to support […]