Loadshedding hits Zambia and Zimbabwe’s telecoms industry

Consumer and industry watchdogs express concern and say energy is a key sector behind economic development.
Michael Malakata

Dollarisation of mobile money transactions in Zimbabwe gains traction

EcoCash Holdings says this is driving up US dollar revenues for mobile money and Fintech companies in the southern African country.

SA Fintech high dives into Zimbabwe remittance stream

Cross-border Mama Money transfer and banking services provider has partnered with Zimbabwe’s AFC Commercial Bank.

StarLink relief for Zimbabwe’s frustrated internet users

ISPs brace for competition as users expect faster, more reliable internet connectivity later this year.

Zimbabwe’s Tano Digital Solutions in recruitment drive

Latest development emerges after JSE-listed Altron sold businesses in Botswana and Mozambique.

Zimbabwe ready to roll with broadband plan

Aim to reduce the cost of broadband access from the current rate of 10.1% of a Zimbabwean’s average monthly income, to 2%.
Dec 9, 2022

Interest in VoIP increases as Zimbabwe businesses lean on broadband

Latest data from telecommunications industry regulator reflects impact of stronger uptake of broadband.

Cash still king in Zimbabwe despite mobile money inroads

Despite increasing usage and uptake of mobile money and bank accounts in Zimbabwe, cash is still the most used medium of exchange.
Nov 24, 2022

TCL sets sights on SADC after launching Google TV range in Zimbabwe

Brand has partnered Zimbabwe distributor WRS Switchgear to help it secure 30% market share.
Nov 22, 2022

Low tariff costs dent Econet’s half-year performance

Telco reports a ZW$5,78bn loss in the first half of August.
Nov 16, 2022

Nigerian start-up unveils Omeife, touted as Africa’s first humanoid robot

Humanoid developed by Abuja-based tech start-up Uniccon Group.
Nov 8, 2022

Zimbabwe launches first satellite

ZimSat-1 took off this week, deployed from Virginia, US.

Dolphin Telecoms secures Zimbabwe’s first mobile virtual network licence

Company now country’s fourth mobile operator, but some industry analysts are not convinced.