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Episode 151: Twitter advertising and Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town

Date: 1 Oct 2015
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Mobile transactions in Zimbabwe up by 5%

Mobile Money Africa reports that, according to the latest figures released by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ), the country's mobile transactions rose by 5.07% from $343,26m in March to...

1 Jul 2014 14:40

Opera Mini popular browser in Zimbabwe

TechZim reports that the use of Opera Mini in Zimbabwe has been increasing while the use of other mobile browsers have been declining over the past two months.

7 Nov 2013 12:09

Mobile transactions surpass U.S.$2bn

The value of transactions processed through mobile platforms surpassed $2 billion during the first five months of the year, highlighting the increasing number of people turning to mobile devices to transact.

By Martin Kadzere 24 Jul 2015 09:22

US firm takes over Nettcash

A United States based mobile payments firm, Mozido, said yesterday it has acquired a majority stake in Zimbabwean firm NettCash, which also runs similar operations, as part of its expansion programme.

23 Jul 2015 15:04

Zarnet eyes Telecel takeover

Government-owned telecommunications firm Zarnet is negotiating with Telecel Zimbabwe shareholders for a possible takeover of the mobile phone company, Parliament heard.

17 Jul 2015 10:29

TelOne to pursue partnership with NetOne

Fixed telecoms operator TelOne is set to partner NetOne in activating its mobile operating licence. The licence granted in 2011 gives the go ahead for TelOne to be the fourth mobile operator in the country...

13 Jul 2015 09:57

Telecel appoints new Chief Executive

Telecel Zimbabwe has appointed Angeline Vere as its new chief executive, she becomes Telecel Zimbabwe's fourth CEO in five years...

By Tawanda Musarurwa 22 Jun 2015 07:37

Zimbabwe's Econet reports 41% drop in profits

HARARE: Zimbabwe's biggest mobile company Econet Wiresless reported a 41% drop in profits, dragged down by significant tariff cuts, punitive regulatory measures and a deflationary economic environment in the country...

By Malcom Sharara 22 May 2015 08:35

Telecomms infrastructure sharing the in-thing

The current debate around the sharing of infrastructure by mobile phone and internet companies is one that calls for sincere dialogue among key stakeholders, who include policymakers...

By Koliwe Nyoni- Majama and Christopher Musodza 20 May 2015 09:10

Call to share mobile phone infrastructure

The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Information and Communications Technology, Postal and Courier Services has called for a strong policy on infrastructure sharing by all mobile phone companies in the country...

By Diana Nherera 18 May 2015 09:20

Zimbabwe shuts down mobile phone firm over black empowerment

HARARE - Zimbabwe on Wednesday shut down the country's second largest mobile phone service provider, Telecel Zimbabwe, partly for breaching black empowerment laws, officials said...

30 Apr 2015 11:00

The mobile revolution in Africa

The influx of mobile phone has enhanced ease of access across the world - no more so than in Africa...

17 Apr 2015 15:25

Telecel Zim faces closure

Cabinet has set up a committee to begin the process to get Telecel Zimbabwe cease operations in line with a directive by the Ministry of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services...

12 Mar 2015 10:03

One step forwards, one back for democracy

If journalists in Zimbabwe had stood up in that country's parliament to protest against interference with their cellphone signals, they would have been laughed out of the place...

By Anton Harber 2 Mar 2015 06:14

Econet Wireless partners with Ericsson in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean operator Econet Wireless has partnered with Ericsson to simplify and upgrade the existing 2G/3G/4G/LTE networks, future proofing it for the rapid mobile expansion in the country...

25 Nov 2014 08:19

Application economy creates opportunity for Africa

We all live in an application economy. Retail, news, entertainment, banking, education, government, communications - everything is driven by a connected, mobile, application-based world...

By Gary Lawrence 30 Oct 2014 10:12

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