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


RBZ moves to protect mobile money users

THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has amended the National Payment Systems Act to prevent close to five million mobile money subscribers from losing their money should network operators (MNOs) collap...

By Staff reporter | Published: 29 March 2018


Potraz intends to build 500+ mobile phone towers

THE Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) is presently working on a $250 million project to build mobile phone towers at under-served areas in the country, a Cabinet ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 March 2018


Potraz completes rules for virtual mobile firms

Zimbabwe has completed the drafting of a framework meant to define operational modalities for mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) amid indications there is growing interest and enquiries on the m...

By Staff reporter | Published: 21 March 2018


Active mobile subscriptions increase to 14 million

The total number of active mobile subscription increased by 2,1 percent to 14 092 104 million for the year to December 31, 2017 from 13 799 648 million recorded during the previous quarter, according ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 March 2018


NetOne grows mobile data market share

Zimbabwe's second largest mobile operator by subscribers NetOne grew its data market share by 6,5 percent in the last quarter of 2017, the latest Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (Po...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 March 2018


Are Mobile Network Operators shackling financial inclusion?

Financial inclusion is a key enabler of sustainable economic and social development. Initiatives by the United Nations and the World Bank Group continue to drive financial inclusion and it has become ...

By Thenjiwe Gumbi | Published: 23 February 2018


Mobile opecos told to 'comply or we use force'

GOVERNMENT is "encouraging" mobile phone operators to ensure that their digital financial services are interoperable by April 2018, failure of which they would be compelled to comply.The country's thr...

By Staff reporter | Published: 21 February 2018


Mobile network operators directed to tackle money transfer hiccups

GOVERNMENT has directed mobile network operators to integrate services and facilitate interoperability of mobile money in line with the country's financial inclusion strategy.In view of the persistent...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 February 2018

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