Bill seeks to end child internet abuse

GOVERNMENT is committed to fighting abuse of children on the internet as evidenced by the crafting of the Cyber Crime, Security and Data Protection Bill, Deputy Minister of Information Communication T...

By Staff reporter | Published: 22 October 2019


No access to internet for 67 ZimPost offices

Sixty-seven post offices in Zimbabwe do not have internet access, the Abridged sector report for the second quarter has revealed.Potraz has been working on bridging the digital divide between the rura...

By Staff reporter | Published: 10 October 2019


Zimbabweans dump internet bundles

INTERNET data bundles and voice call purchases have experienced a sharp decline as cash-strapped Zimbabweans now opt for the cheaper short message service (SMS), Postal and Telecommunications Regulato...

By Staff reporter | Published: 06 October 2019


Internet shutdown costs govt millions of dollars

THE government lost millions of dollars through delayed revenue inflows due to the slow processing of imports and exports after the switching off internet services countrywide.Government threw the cou...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 January 2019


Mnangagwa sued over Internet blackout

Two civic society organisations have dragged President Emmerson Mnangagwa to the High Court following a government decision to completely shut down the Internet twice in a week, following a three-day ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 January 2019


Legality of blocking the Internet simplified

TODAY, we discuss the legality of the recent shock total blockade of the Internet and subsequent limitation of service to the exclusion of social media sites Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp and Twitter, a...

By Miriam Tose Majome | Published: 19 January 2019


No to internet abuse, says Potraz

THE Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) has urged minors to report anyone who sends explicit and abusive messages on their cellphones, to either the State regulator...

By Staff reporter | Published: 17 December 2018


Air Zimbabwe in trouble over internet services debt

NATIONAL airline, Air Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd has been taken to court by local internet service provider, Powertel Communications (Pvt) Ltd, over a $18 441 debt for services rendered.On August 17 this year...

By Staff reporter | Published: 10 September 2018


Govt intensifies internet connectivity

INFORMATION Communication and Technology minister Supa Mandiwanzira yesterday said the government was intensifying its efforts to bring internet connectivity to every household countrywide.The ministe...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 July 2018


Zimbabwe intensifies internet connectivity

INFORMATION Communication and Technology minister Supa Mandiwanzira yesterday said the government was intensifying its efforts to bring internet connectivity to every household countrywide.The ministe...

By Staff reporter | Published: 10 July 2018


Mnangagwa will not interfere with Internet connectivity

Government will not interfere with Internet connectivity or sanction illicit monitoring of citizens' private communication over the election period, a Cabinet minister has said.In line with Governmen...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 June 2018


Villagers dig up $98m internet cables

VILLAGERS along the Harare-Beitbridge Highway have been accused of digging up optic fibre cables installed by TelOne under its $98 million national broadband backbone (NBB) project to improve the coun...

By Staff reporter | Published: 30 May 2018


'Set up Cyber Security and Internet Court'

Zimbabwe Information and Communication Technologies (ZICT) has called for the set up of a Cyber Security and Internet Court.ZICT - a division of the Zimbabwe Institution of Engineers - said there was ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 12 May 2018


Govt pledges more access to Internet

GOVERNMENT yesterday pledged more access to Internet by Zimbabweans, including those living in marginalised communities. Addressing a World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) underway in Geneva, Swi...

By Staff reporter | Published: 21 March 2018


Zim endures 5-hour Internet blackout

Internet users suffered nearly six hours of downtime yesterday after service providers suffered a major fibre outage.The country is estimated to have lost millions of United States dollars in revenue,...

By Staff reporter | Published: 06 December 2017


SA truck mishap caused internet blackout

THE country was yesterday hit by an internet blackout that affected various sectors of the economy that largely depend on online connectivity for their operations.The blackout started at about 11AM an...

By Staff reporter | Published: 06 December 2017


Zimbabwe suffers massive internet shutdown

Zimbabwe today experienced internet service disruption and challenges with landline phone calls due to faults on the main links in South Africa and Harare.The situation returned to normalcy after 5pm ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 December 2017


Powertel goes for weeks without internet connectivity

Low cost internet provider, Powertel Communications' internet connectivity has been down for a week, with the parastatal remaining mum over the disservice.The blackout has affected Powertel's, a subsi...

By Takudzwa Chiwara | Published: 15 September 2017


Econet suffers internet blackout

ECONET subscribers in Bulawayo and some parts of the southern region were left stranded after they failed to access internet services following a fault in the company's signal links.The internet servi...

By Staff reporter | Published: 10 July 2014


Mobile internet to improve as Potraz re-plans spectrum

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe says it is in the process of re-planning spectrum allocations to cater for 4G.4G is a mobile communications standard intended to repl...

By Staff reporter | Published: 08 May 2014


Zimbabwe Internet connectivity soars

ZIMBABWE'S Internet connectivity continues to soar with latest statistics from the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) indicating a significant increase in the mont...

By Staff reporter | Published: 23 January 2014


Internet access costs still high

Despite the growth of the Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector in the country, which has seen internet penetration rising from five to 47 percent in the past five years, the cost of acces...

By Staff reporter | Published: 03 October 2013


S. African internet users hit 14 million

The internet usage has significantly grown in South Africa this year, already involving 14 million people, a survey said on Wednesday."The number of people with access to the web is higher than though...

By Staff reporter | Published: 25 July 2013


Mobile, internet money surpass card payments

Mobile and internet based transactions have for the first time surpassed card payments after registering a 28.3% growth in the month of May as more account holders turn to the convenience of mobile ba...

By Business reporter | Published: 19 July 2013


Telecel has fastest broadband

Telecel has the fastest mobile broadband speed in the country, according to the results of a survey reported by Technology Zimbabwe. Not only is Telecel's broadband service the fastest in the country,...

By Business reporter | Published: 16 July 2013

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