Econet continues to lead Zimbabwe mobile telco space

THE mobile telecoms industry continued to register subscriptions growth despite the challenges the industry and the entire economy face, underlining the importance of communication.The total number of...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 October 2019


Mobile money transactions surge 108%

POSTAL and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) says mobile operators experienced an increase in volume and value of mobile money transactions with cash-in transactions surging...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 October 2019


Zimbabwean mobile operators enhance security at base stations

Zimbabwean operators have tightened security at their base stations amid rising numbers of cases of theft, vandalism, robberies and assaults on personnel at the sites, 263Chat reported. Mobile network...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 October 2019


Zimbabwe Reserve Bank bans mobile money agencies

In what analysts have described as a major blow to the advent of mobile money and financial inclusion, the Zimbabwean central bank has banned mobile money agencies from facilitating cash withdrawals o...

By Staff reporter | Published: 30 September 2019


Zimbabwe mobile subscribers decline

ZIMBABWE's active  mobile subscribers declined by six percent during the first quarter of 2019 due to lower aggregate demand in the economy, latest industry report has shown. According to the Pos...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 July 2019


Mobile transactions decline

THE value of transaction processed through the National Payment System (NPS) have declined by 11,3 percent to $4,6 billion during the week ending May 24 from $5,1 billion recorded the previous week.In...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 June 2019


'Zimbabwe mobile data tariffs lowest'

Zimbabwe has some of the lowest mobile data tariffs in the region, figures from the Communication Regulators Association of Southern Africa (CRASA) country report for 2018 show. According to the CRASA...

By Staff reporter | Published: 25 April 2019


MDC MPs receive death threats on mobile phones

Dozens of opposition legislation have received death threats and are scared stiff for their lives pushing for a government probe into the intimidation. This week's threats came just after police forci...

By staff reporter | Published: 03 December 2018


Maitengwe finally gets mobile connectivity

THE era of reliance on mobile connectivity from neighbouring Botswana is over for Maitengwe community in Bulilima West constituency following yesterday's official commissioning of a shared base statio...

By Staff reporter | Published: 24 July 2018


TelOne's hackathon to promote mobile financial services

TELONE Centre for Learning (TCFL) will host a mobile financial services hackathon for State-owned mobile operator NetOne in collaboration with South Africa's FinMark Trust to promote mobile financial ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 12 July 2018


OTT application services cut mobile revenue

MOBILE operators experienced a 5,8% decline in revenue to $244 677 944 in the first quarter of the year owing to the continued decrease in voice traffic as over the top (OTT) applications continue to ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 10 July 2018


Zimbabwe mobile telcos' revenue down 5,8%

Zimbabwe's mobile telcos' revenue for the first quarter of 2018 decreased by 5,8 percent to $244,7 million compared to $259,711 million recorded in the same period last year as consumers continue to o...

By Staff reporter | Published: 10 July 2018


Mobile phone network operators slash data tariffs

MOBILE Network Operators (MNOs) have slashed mobile data tariffs from 12,5 cents to five cents per megabyte in compliance with a Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe directiv...

By Staff reporter | Published: 02 July 2018


Mobile trading of stocks begins next month

The mobile trading of securities will begin on July 4, a move which will result in convenience in the buying and selling of shares listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange.This is being spearheaded by ca...

By Staff reporter | Published: 29 June 2018


Zimbabwe slashes mobile data costs significantly

Mobile data tariffs in Zimbabwe have fallen from 12.5 cents to 5 cents per MB, with the internet expected to play a key role ahead of harmonised elections slated for July 30 this year.The Posts and Te...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 June 2018


ZSE, FINSEC mobile trading by month end

MOBILE trading in securities on the country's major exchanges, the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) and Financial Securities Exchange (FINSEC), is set to commence by month end.Eliah Sarayi, spokesperson ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 15 June 2018


New tariffs for mobile sector on the cards

Government will soon announce new tariffs for the mobile telecommunications sector, and plans are underway to begin imposing hefty fines on industry players that offer substandard services such as dro...

By Staff reporter | Published: 10 June 2018


Mobile transactions decline to $2,4 billion

THE total value of transactions processed through the National Payment Systems (NPS) amounted to $2,45 billion during the week ending May 24  down from $2,70 billion recorded the previous week.Ac...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 June 2018


Tongaat banks on new political climate

SOUTH African sugar producer Tongaat Hulett is planning to ramp up production in Zimbabwe due to an anticipated economic recovery ushered in by the new political environment.The Johannesburg Stock Exc...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 June 2018


'Upsurge in Zimbabwe mobile money fraud'

ZIMBABWE Information and Communication Technologies (ZICT) has warned that an increasing number of vendors and small-to-medium scale enterprises are receiving fake messages of transactions on their mo...

By Staff reporter | Published: 30 May 2018


Zec launches mobile platform for voters' roll inspection

THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has introduced a short messaging services (SMS) mobile platform for voters' roll inspection across all mobile networks.A registered voter is required to dial *2...

By Staff reporter | Published: 21 May 2018


Mobile money is the future coming early?

With 96 percent of all transactions in Zimbabwe now being done on point-of-sale machines, mobile phones or through digital platforms, Zimbabwe is moving rapidly into what will be the norm for the 21st...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 May 2018


Schools defy Govt on mobile money transfers

SOME schools in Mutare are resisting fees payments through mobile money transfers despite a directive by the parent ministry that they acquire merchant codes and cushion parents from the cash crisis, ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 May 2018


MTN, EcoBank in mobile banking partnership

MTN has signed an agreement to form a mobile banking partnership with Ecobank across the continent.The mobile giant says it's in line with building its mobile services business, which is an important ...

By eNCA | Published: 10 April 2018


SA bans mobile phones at border

South Africa has with effect from Wednesday last week, banned the use of cellphones by travellers within the immigration halls. Sources at the border said the ban was a reaction to the leaking of a vi...

By Staff reporter | Published: 02 April 2018

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