Sub-Saharan Africa's smartphone penetration at 33%

Surge in SSA
smartphone use

Figures expected to
double by 2025.

Friday, Oct 19th

Zim regulator demands swift action on dropped calls.

Zim regulator demands swift action on dropped calls

Potraz orders rate reduction to 2%, and quicker SMS/MMS delivery time from operators.

Lower tariffs, consumer choice could hurt Zimbabwe's Econet.

Lower tariffs, consumer choice could hurt Zimbabwe's Econet

Analysts predict lower revenue for Econet and cite a change in consumer preference in telecommunications as a key reason.

Loan gives Zim's TelOne opportunity to upgrade.

Loan gives Zim's TelOne opportunity to upgrade

Telco to access US$98m loan to implement network optimisation project.

VimpelCom Zimbabwe deal stalls.

VimpelCom Zimbabwe deal stalls

Industry insiders claim more stringent financial regulation is blocking release of funds.

Zim govt looks to merge its telco portfolio.

Zim govt looks to merge its telco portfolio

Speculation within ICT sector that TelOne will spearhead process and front the consolidated portfolio.

Confusion over Telecel Zimbabwe ownership.

Confusion over Telecel Zimbabwe ownership

VimpelCom refutes government claims, says it still owns Telecel Zimbabwe.

Zim pensions body assists govt with Telecel purchase.

Zim pensions body assists govt with Telecel purchase

National Social Security Authority says US$30-million advance towards deal is a strategic investment, not a loan.

Limited options for foreign investors in Zim mobile, telecoms.

Limited options for foreign investors in Zim mobile, telecoms

International businesses faced with mounting challenges to secure a space and trade in key sectors.

Zim's NetOne in partnership with Lenovo.

Zim's NetOne in partnership with Lenovo

MNO details strategy to leverage partnership as part of restructuring and growth phase.

Zim's Telecel taps into data, social media demand.

Zim's Telecel taps into data, social media demand

Telco announces network revamp to bolster data capacity.

Delay in VimpelCom Telecel stake transfer.

Delay in VimpelCom Telecel stake transfer

VimpelCom yet to conclude transfer of Zim unit shares.