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Supa Mandiwanzira’s Era Awakens NetOne, TelOne

One always wonders why NetOne had to play second fiddle to perennial pacesetters Econet Wireless yet it was the country’s first mobile operator to be licensed in 1996 with the latter granted permission to operate two years later after the founder, Strive Masiyiwa won a grueling court battle with the Zimbabwe government in 1998. By Shingie […]

Zimbabwe Reaches 8Million Gigabytes Milestone In Mobile Data Consumption

Statistics received from the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) revealed that Zimbabwe consumed a total 8 million gigabytes of mobile data in 2016 representing a 120 percent increase from the 2015 figures of 3.6 million. Long gone are the days when we used to rely on letters as a way of passing […]

NetOne Commissions A Record 261 LTE/4G Base Stations

Zimbabwe’s second largest mobile network operator, Netone has emerged from oblivion to establish itself as a major force to reckon in the domestic telecommunications industry after successfully commissioning a record 261 Long-Term-Evolution/4G base stations across Zimbabwe in the last quarter of 2016. By Shingie Lev Muringi  Building advanced telecommunication infrastructure ushered a new era for […]

A Bleak 2017 For Zim Telecom Operators

The recent fourth quarter sector performance report released by POTRAZ clearly spells a tough 2017 for Zimbabwe’s telecom operators as voice call traffic and mobile money transactions continue to fall. SMS and voice calls have been the major source of revenue for our mobile network operators but a reduction in their traffic highlights a shift […]

Cheaper And Accessible Broadband A Real Possibility

“The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude to the problem” –Captain Jack Sparrow By Vince Musewe Imagine a Zimbabwe where 90% of the population can afford and have access cheaper internet whether urban or rural based? The positive economic and social impact of this is phenomenal and yes it is possible […]