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Zimbabwe fixed phone and broadband operator, TelOne, is bulking under viability challenges worsened by a controlled tariff mechanism within a hyper-inflationary operating environment. Local telecommunication companies struggle with foreign currency shortages and battle to settle licence fees, for example, and this exacerbates the issue of poor service delivery. Following its AGM in Harare, TelOne released...

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One of the largest money transfer companies to Zimbabwe, WorldRemit has terminated direct bank transfers to customer bank accounts within the Southern African country. The company announced that their digital payment platform will no longer facilitate any new outbound transactions to-Zimbabwe with effect from 26 June 2022. However, other services like cash pickup, mobile money,...

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Going forward, Zimbabwe will monitor telecommunications traffic for revenue assurance, according to the country’s ICT Ministry and telecommunications industry regulator, the Posts and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz). The Southern African country has three mobile firms – state-owned NetOne and Telecel, as well as Zimbabwe Stock Exchange-listed Econet, and one fixed phone operator, Telecel....

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MNOs in Zimbabwe have reached consensus on infrastructure sharing following years of intense negotiation. According to official sources, Econet, NetOne, and Telecel are now sharing over 260 transmission sites in compliance with the infrastructure sharing policy introduced by the Zimbabwe government in 2016. NetOne plans to leverage Econet Wireless’ footprint, while Econet will utilise Netone’s...

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Customers will enjoy the same benefits they did under the previous brand name, and on the same terms and conditions as their existing contracts. Zimbabwe connectivity service provider ZOL has been rebranded as Liquid Home Zimbabwe, which the companies say reflects the natural evolution of the home brand and its much-awaited alignment with the parent...

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TelOne, Zimbabwe’s state-owned fixed broadband and voice telephony provider, says it is seeking funding under the latest phase of the country’s National Broadband Plan to deploy fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) networks. The operator plans to cover 100,000 homes with fibre over the next five years, while it will also use 4G LTE technology to offer wireless connectivity for another...