Distributed Power Africa (DPA) has completed the roll-out of over 500 Tesla lithium ion batteries to power commercial offices and telecom towers in Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa. According to the company, commercial activity has picked up after recent lockdowns...
Zimbabweans will now pay more to make calls and use the internet after the telecoms regulator authorised operators to peg their tariffs at the official exchange rate and in US dollars. In a notice to operators on Wednesday, the Postal...
Econet Wireless has filed an urgent chamber application to stop a search warrant issued against the company, saying it is an illegal violation of the privacy of its customers. The actions against Econet are part of a plan to destroy...
Multichoice lost 92 000 subscribers in Zimbabwe over the past year, 41% of its total subscriber base in the country, as hard-up consumers ditched pay TV. In its first results since being spun off...
Econet Global is weighing a bid for a mobile phone licence in Ethiopia, which is opening up to foreign investment in telecoms for the first time. Ethiopia is expected to invite bids from foreign telecoms firms...
The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has announced a controversial ban on cash transactions on mobile money, a move it says was needed to deal with agents and stores using the cash crisis to charge high premiums on...
Econet Wireless will be forced to take “drastic measures” if the power crisis is not resolved immediately, the country’s largest telecoms company said Monday, in a strongly-worded statement that reflects the deepening frustration across business in Zimbabwe...
Costs are rising, investment is falling and customers are using less money on their cellphones, according to the latest quarterly report on Zimbabwe’s telecoms just released by the industry regulator. The latest report, for...
Bad management has helped sink many Zimbabwean parastatals, but TelOne, the state-owned telco, shows that not even the best leadership can keep a state enterprise afloat as long as government keeps up its abuse.
Strive Masiyiwa says he plans sell shares in Mascom to the public once he completes the US$300 million purchase of MTN’s stake in Botswana’s largest mobile operator. MTN announced in March that it...
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