TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Telecoms firms in revenue decline

ZIMBABWE's telecoms sector has suffered a $37,1 million decline in revenue for the first time ever in the past four years.The latest Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Pot...

By Staff reporter | Published: 16 July 2019

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Telecoms operators urged to take consumers' grievances seriously

POSTAL and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) director-general Gift Machengete has said telecoms operators should take consumers' grievances seriously so that they improve on...

By Staff reporter | Published: 09 June 2019

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Telecoms sector posts 9,2% profit

Zimbabwe's postal and telecommunications sector registered a 9,2 percent revenue growth in the third quarter to September, 2018 on the back on increased usage of data and internet. In its Postal Telec...

By Staff reporter | Published: 21 December 2018

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

'Zimbabwe telecoms investment costs drop 35%'

ZIMBABWE's infrastructure sharing model has yielded up to 35 percent drop in the cost of investment in the information and telecommunications sector, which will largely benefit ordinary consumers and ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 10 December 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

MDC sued over $14 000 telecoms equipment hire debt

THE High Court has ordered opposition MDC party to pay $14 146 to a local telecommunications firm, Ericom Communications, for equipment hired nearly two decades ago.The telecommunication firm filed su...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 December 2018

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Zimbabwe telecoms sector on growth path, revenues exceed $1billion

Zimbabwe's telecoms sector generated revenue in excess of $1 billion and contributed 7,2 % to the country's gross domestic product (GDP) in 2017, the industry regulator has said.Postal and Telecommuni...

By Staff reporter | Published: 03 December 2018

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Telecoms firms merger project talks underway

Talks to merge three telecommunications companies, Zarnet, Powertel and Africom, are underway and will be finalised by the end of the year, businessdigest has learnt.Powertel and Zarnet are both State...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 July 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Dr Zavazava endorsed for top telecoms post

SADC is backing Dr Cosmas Zavazava for the post of International Telecommunication Development Union director of Telecommunication Development Bureau (TDB) in elections set for October this year. Spea...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 April 2018

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Zim to amend telecoms act to reflect ICT changes

Changes in the information and communication technologies landscape have forced the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) to draft a new bill intended to repeal the P...

By Staff reporter | Published: 06 April 2018

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Liquid Telecoms to raise cash through IPO

Econet Group subsidiary Liquid Telecom has appointed three global banks to begin a process of listing the company on a major European Exchange. Leading publication TMT Finance, which tracks potential ...

By Business Weekly | Published: 23 March 2018

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Zim telecoms quality, services improve

Zimbabwe's telecommunications quality and services has improved in the last few years due to infrastructure and network upgrades, the sector's regulator he said. Postal and Telecommunication Regulator...

By Staff reporter | Published: 29 January 2018

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Potraz to audit telecoms firms' financial statements

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) will audit financial statements of telecommunication firms that failed to pay licensing fees to ascertain veracity of such i...

By Staff reporter | Published: 26 January 2018

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Reprieve for Zimbabwe telecom operators

Postal and telecommunication operators can now pay their licence fees in instalments after struggling to make once-off payments due to the harsh economic environment, the Postal and Telecommunications...

By Staff reporter | Published: 23 January 2018

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Liquid Telecoms rapped over back-up systems

Government is investigating Liquid Telecom for not having adequate back-up systems, resulting in an Internet glitch last week, which led to the disruption of social media applications. Information Com...

By Staff reporter | Published: 12 December 2017

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Monopoly stifles telecoms sector

LACK of competition in the fixed line telecommunications sector as well as restrictive policies has hampered growth in the sub-sector where State-owned TelOne still maintains a monopoly on fixed lines...

By Staff reporter | Published: 24 April 2014

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

New Voice SMS for Zimbabwe telecoms

News gathered from a regional tech website has it that it has a VAS offering, Voice SMS, which is set to hit the local market before the end of the year through a yet to be identified service provider...

By TechZim | Published: 04 March 2014

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Zim introduces extra telecoms licence fees

The government has introduced a range of additional licensing costs for privately owned telecoms companies in the country after missing its revenue targets for 2013 by 6%, local news agency IT Web New...

By TeleGeography | Published: 29 January 2014

OPINION

Zim 2014 telecoms' booming

The year 2013 saw many sectors struggling due to the liquidity crunch and other constraints. However the telecommunications sector tells a different story.The sector encountered high growth rates main...

By Staff reporter | Published: 12 December 2013

BUSINESS NEWS

Govt to force telecom companies to share infrastructure

GOVERNMENT is mooting a policy that forces telecommunication firms to share infrastructure in far reaching reforms set to remove the duplication in investments by operators.The move comes at a time w...

By Staff reporter | Published: 10 June 2013

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Econet to remain dominant in Zim telecoms sector

FINANCIAL and equity analysts, IH Securities, believe Econet Wireless will remain the dominant company in the telecommunications sector, despite seemingly losing about 9,3 percent of the market sha...

By Business reporter | Published: 10 June 2013

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Telecoms tariff hike looms in Zimbabwe

TELECOMMUNICATIONS tariff increases across the board loom after government announced plans to increase licence fees for operators with effect from June this year.Finance minister Tendai Biti announ...

By Business reporter | Published: 10 June 2013

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Econet's Liquid Telecoms becomes Africa's largest fibre optic network operator

Liquid Telecom has become Africa's largest operator of terrestrial cross-border fibre optic networks after acquiring all the East Africa businesses of South African technology giant Altech.In a sta...

By Business reporter | Published: 10 June 2013

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Econet's Liquid Telecoms to buy East African assets from an SA company

Liquid Telecom, Zimbabwe's largest internet company in terms of infrastructure, volume of traffic and customer base and a subsidiary of the Econet Wireless Group will purchase South Africa's Allied...

By Business reporter | Published: 10 June 2013
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