Weeks ahead of the Zimbabwe election, the battle for votes is being fought as much at the rallies as it is on mobile phones. Attack ads, campaign videos, WhatsApp blasts, Facebook Live and even fake news are combining to make...
LAST week, the Post and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) and the Ministry of ICT and Cyber Security announced an almost 60 percent reduction in out-of-bundle mobile data. This was welcomed as a progressive move that would promote Internet...
TELONE generated more revenue from data than its traditional voice service for the first time ever in the first quarter of 2018, following the company's tilt towards becoming a fully fledged technology entity. The latest report from the Post and...
Netflix has appointed Econet founder Strive Masiyiwa to its board, at a time the world’s biggest streaming service is expanding its investment in African content. Masiyiwa is the first African — and only the third international media executive — to join Netflix’s...
Liquid Telecom, a unit of Strive Masiyiwa’s Econet Global, has raised US$840 million in a bond sale to refinance debt and fund its African expansion. Liquid engaged JPMorgan Chase & Co, Standard Chartered and...
AFTER his surprise appointment last month, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube arrived at a Treasury which had just put out a grim first half report showing a $1.34 billion budget deficit, domestic debt approaching $10 billion, an unrelenting Treasury Bill...
TelOne, Zimbabwe’s state-owned telco, has selected Tejas Networks of India to build a 100Gbps fibre network to expand bandwidth.   Tejas' 100G DWDM/OTN solution was selected after a competitive bidding process and a field...
TELECOMMUNICATIONS firm, TelOne, launched its video on demand service on Wednesday, as it pursues a diversification strategy away from its traditional voice offering. TelOne has partnered South Africa’s Discover Digital to package the Digital Entertainment on Demand (DEOD) service. As interest...
By Gugu Lourie Like many people affected by Eskom’s load-shedding, I found myself thinking about technology and how authentic leadership can accelerate development and fight poverty in Africa and the rest of the world.
Cassava Smartech, the fintech spinoff of Econet Wireless, has acquired Medical Air Rescue Service (Mars), six years after what was once one of the country’s biggest private emergency medical services was placed under judicial management. In...
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