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HALF of Zimbabwe’s population has no access to the internet, a cabinet minister has said, warning that digital exclusion reinforces and deepens existing economic and social exclusion. ICTs minister Jenfan Muswere said although internet penetration has been increasing and now stands at just over 60 percent countrywide, actually access remains a huge challenge for many...

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The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) has awarded an MVNO licence to Dolphin Telecoms, which aims to become the country’s first successful reseller after other attempts to launch an MVNO failed to get off the ground. A report from Zimbabwe Independent says Dolphin has secured a wholesale arrangement with one of Zimbabwe’s three mobile network operators...

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Telecommunications services providers in Zimbabwe have raised their tariffs after the telecoms regulator approved a data price increase of up to 61% for November 2022. The price hike has impacted the local currency, which remains unsteady. Subscribers of Telecontract (Telco) were notified of the increase on 14 October. An excerpt from the notification by the...

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The Communication and Allied Service Workers Union of Zimbabwe has applied to the country’s High Court to place Telecel officially under corporate rescue as concern over possible liquidation of the company intensifies. The company, controlled by the government under a shareholding structure that also includes minority private investors, is struggling. According to data from the...

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Econet Wireless is Zimbabwe’s leading mobile operator with 9.1 million subscribers in the second quarter of 2022, according to regulator data. This represents 65.2% market share.  Telecommunications operator Econet Wireless Zimbabwe announced on Friday, September 30, that it plans to upgrade its network infrastructure and roll out new infrastructure in the Matabeleland region over the coming...

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The construction of ICT infrastructure is a strategic axis of the five-year development plan of the Zimbabwean government over the period 2021-2025. The country is exploring external financing options, given its limited availability.  The Zimbabwean government is seeking to expand its nationwide fiber optic network, as part of a massive infrastructure investment project. To carry out this...