Sub-Saharan Africa's smartphone penetration at 33%

Surge in SSA
smartphone use

Figures expected to
double by 2025.

Thursday, Oct 18th

Zimbabwe among Africa’s fastest growing mobile markets, says research.

Zimbabwe is among Africa’s fastest growing mobile markets

Adoption of handsets in the country has risen dramatically since 2008 according to Gallup research.

WhatsApp a threat to telcos, says Zimbabwe’s NetOne.

WhatsApp a threat to telcos, says Zimbabwe’s NetOne

Managing director of the company, Reward Kangai, talks of the ‘over-the-top’ threat.

Zimbabwean telcos being pressured to lower tariffs.

Zimbabwean telcos pressured to lower tariffs

The country's consumer groups have threatened to boycott telecoms services.

Zimbabwe’s Econet launches mobile money loan service.

Zimbabwe’s Econet launches mobile money loan service

Urgent credit of up to $500 is now available via cellphones using EcoCash.

Criminal investigations launched into VimpelCom.

Criminal investigations launched into VimpelCom

US, Dutch authorities investigate global telecoms company, which has operations in Africa.

Zimbabwean telcos battle for subscribers.

Zimbabwean telcos battle for subscribers

NetOne and Econet have taken up large advertising space announcing call promotions.

Harare enables mobile money payments for rates bills.

Harare enables mobile money payments for rates bills

Zimbabwe’s second largest telecoms network strikes a deal with the Zimbabwean city.

Tender court case against Zimbabwe's NetOne withdrawn.

Tender court case against Zimbabwe's NetOne withdrawn

Tafadzwa Muguti launched the court case over questions about how Huawei won a network upgrade deal for state-owned NetOne.

Huawei-NetOne corruption court case restarts on 19 March.

Huawei-NetOne corruption court case restarts on 19 March

Legal action is back on track after a businessman failed to attend a key Harare hearing.

Huawei invests $10 million in Zimbabwe.

Huawei invests $10 million in Zimbabwe

More investments have been lined up for the current year.

Zimbabwean banks must 'wake up' to telecoms competition.

‘Zimbabwean banks must wake up to telecoms competition’

Barclays Bank says it is trying to leverage more on tech in the country.