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The dominos are falling fast; NMBConnect is now zero-rated

The zero-rate rate revolution has really picked up the pace over the last couple of weeks. We saw BancABC, Steward Bank and FBC announce that their banking platforms are now data-free. And now NMB Bank has followed suit with the announcement that the NMBConnect platform is now zero-rated. “We believe access to data or airtime […]


ZERO DATA: Techzim is now free, no data needed!!

Now you can access Techzim even when you don’t have data. For now, this is only possible on the Econet network but we hope to extend this to NetOne and Telecel in the near future. Important to note If you have a general mobile data bundle, accessing Techzim will use that bundle first. This is […]


Econet introduces zero-rated Kwesé TV bundles, plays to its strengths in aggressive African VOD space

Though Econet Media declined to comment on any developments related to Kwesé TV, the option for $0 daily, weekly and monthly Kwesé bundles suggests that the internet used to access the service will be zero rated for Econet subscribers.


MISA & POTRAZ open dialogue on net neutrality as Zimbabwean internet use falls prey to silos

Earlier today the Media Insititute of Southern Africa (MISA) and the local telecoms regulator, POTRAZ, brought together the country’s internet service providers and mobile networks operators for a discussion on net neutrality.


WhatsApp is now free in Tanzania

Tigo Tanzania, the East African mobile operator has announced that it will now be offering all its 10 million subscribers free access to the instant message platform, WhatsApp.