Zimbabwe

MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
TelOne opens new data centres
TelOne sees 23.7% drop in 2016 revenues
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
TelOne hopes to recover USD165m of debt in 2017
Econet owed USD25m by state-run operators
Govt to use USD250m from USF for shared mobile infrastructure
Zimbabwe used USF to help buy Telecel stake
NetOne pays renewal fee deposit
NSSA wants Telecel exit in three years
War of words over tariff hikes in Zimbabwe
4G coverage triples in Zimbabwe
Tele-sell: Zimbabwe government completes acquisition from VimpelCom
Dandemutande to acquire Zimbabwe rival YoAfrica
VimpelCom defends Telecel deal
VimpelCom may face legal action as Telecel saga rumbles on
Brainworks agrees Telecel deal but state still seeking 100% ownership
Zimbabwe moves a step closer to network sharing
POTRAZ wants cheaper mobile data access
Telecel expands 3G network
TelOne reports debt success
NetOne expects to meet rollout targets
Zimbabwe government fund wants control of Telecel
No MNP for Zimbabwe until 2017 at the earliest
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
TelOne creates new wholesale unit to prepare for network sharing
TelOne to extend FTTH rollout
Zimbabwe puts USD263 million into NetOne this year
POTRAZ under fire for licence renewal payment plans
TelOne's new VoIP service targets consumers, SMEs and large clients
POTRAZ responds to Econet criticism
Econet Zimbabwe sees full year sales slip 14%
NetOne targets eight million users by 2017
Zimbabwe to implement new QoS levels for telcos
Zimbabwe government to take 100% of Telecel?
No new mobile licences for Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe ops missing USF contributions
TelOne recruits Orange unit as consultant on Huawei upgrade project; minister says TelOne-NetOne merger inevitable
Telecel Zimbabwe begins data network upgrade
Zimbabwe telcos agree on network sharing
Zim government completes Telecel buy
Aquiva to spend USD11m on fibre rollout
Zim government looking to combine telecoms holdings
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
NetOne needs USD600m funding
LTE use jumps in Zimbabwe
Econet sues regulator for USD132.7 million
TelOne to begin network modernisation by March
POTRAZ allows operators to increase tariffs
Zimbabwe telcos secure Chinese loans
Telecel to sue TelOne over USD4.7 million unpaid fees
Zim government has no plans to merge Telecel and NetOne
Econet loses appeal against tariff cuts
Vimpelcom confirms Telecel Zimbabwe sale
Econet cuts one million unregistered lines
Zim government begins Telecel takeover
TelOne hoping to secure USD98m loan by year end
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Econet sees revenues and profits plummet in first half
NetOne sees sales grow 13.8% in first half
Telecel: LTE not until 2016
TelOne looking to transfer legacy debt to government
Vimpelcom considering arbitration over Zim licence
Econet to float Liquid Telecom
Airtel, Liquid Telecom sign pan-African partnership agreement
ZOL begins fibre expansion
TelOne settles interconnect debts with Econet, Telecel
TelOne fibre deal in doubt, while NetOne pushes ahead with expansion
TelOne plans pre-paid billing for fixed voice
Zimbabwe’s TelOne reports profit for first half of 2015
Zimbabwe finalises network sharing regulations
Econet and TelOne slash wages in cost-cutting programme
Four southern African states agree to cut international roaming costs
Government discussing Telecel buyout
Push towards network sharing could see launch of fourth mobile operator
Telecel looking to cut wages bill by 20%; POTRAZ board removed
Telecel meets licence payments
Econet separates VAS billing after customer complaints
Zimbabwe could get fourth mobile operator
Zimbabwe to monitor call traffic and revenues
Econet claims to be owed USD26m by state telcos
Zimbabwe ISPs announce merger
Telecel granted provisional order to continue operations
Telecel future is ‘bright’ according to minister
Minister: still some hope for Telecel
Shake-up expected as government looks for NetOne growth
Telecel given 30 days to shut down network; vows to appeal
NetOne and TelOne update network expansion progress
NetOne aiming for five million subs this year
5.3 million mobile money users in Zimbabwe
Telecel negotiating its future with POTRAZ
Victoria Falls gets FTTH services from Liquid and ZOL
TelOne prepares FTTH and Wi-Fi launch
Econet rows with government over network sharing
Brainworks pulls out of Telecel deal; cellco defends licence stance
Zimbabwe government promoting infrastructure sharing
Telecel responds to closure moves
Government set to close Telecel network
Telecel overvalued according to report
Isabel dos Santos interested in Telecel
Brain-scratcher: Telecel shareholders still dispute sale
TelOne announces fibre expansion plans
E-Corp to offload 40% Telecel stake; Vimpelcom has three interested in its 60% share
MTN circles as Telecel flounders
Telecel Zimbabwe under increasing pressure
Econet expects 8% rise in full year revenues
Econet Zimbabwe looking to strengthen service portfolio in 2015
Brainworks Capital Management’s bid for 40% in Telecel Zimbabwe challenged in court
NetOne wins USD8 million court battle
TelOne proceeding with fibre rollout
Telecel could get new investor
ZOL offers new entry-level fibre package
Telecel could lose licence if foreign ownership not reduced
NetOne gets USD65 million loan to begin network upgrades
TelOne acts to prevent cable theft
TelOne forecasts 4% rise in sales in 2015
Econet agrees to cut voice tariffs
PowerTel to launch mobile services?
Regulator to develop National Broadband Plan
POTRAZ consults on network sharing
Vimpelcom to sell off 60% stake in Telecel Zimbabwe
Ericsson upgrades networks for Econet Wireless
Liquid Telecom outlines FTTH progress; service now live in Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe’s NetOne launches LTE
Econet Wireless reports 30% drop in net profit
Potraz calls for lower mobile tariffs
Econet launches time-based internet tariffs
NetOne and TelOne secure loans from China
Zimbabwe proposes telecoms tax hikes
Econet secures USD150m credit for expansion projects
Econet targets post-paid growth
POTRAZ unhappy with mobile call charges
Zimbabwe to offer additional spectrum for 4G services
Telecel Zimbabwe defaults on licence renewal fee
Telecel begins nationwide fibre deployment
Telecel seeking USD200m for 3G investment
Econet to expand 4G, already looking towards 5G
Econet Wireless under the spotlight for mobile money service
TelOne expects USD5m revenues from new satellite broadband offering
Vimpelcom struggles to offload Telecel Globe
Telecel increases coverage to 85%; introduces video calling service
Econet to use Wi-Fi hotspots to ease 3G congestion
Econet Wireless reports 14.7% drop in FY14 net profit to USD119m
Econet targeting Beitbridge for 4G LTE rollout
TelOne to increase fixed line capacity to one million
POTRAZ grants LTE-suitable spectrum to cellcos
Telecel to introduce new pre-paid brand
TelOne revenue up 8% in 1Q14; telco set to invest USD100m by 2018
NetOne, TelOne to adopt cheaper rollout strategy
Preferential treatment? POTRAZ says NetOne's licence is valid until 2017
NetOne sues reseller for USD8m in unpaid invoices
Econet investigated over EcoCash auto-registration
Court dismisses case against NetOne and SPB
NetOne questioned by parliament after poor performance in 2013
TelOne writes off USD65m of unpaid bills
Telecel to improve network coverage in Matabeleland
ZOL to launch unlimited WiMAX for USD29 per month
TeleCash offers lower fees than EcoCash; transactions over OneWallet increase
Zimbabwe introduces extra telecoms licence fees
Telecel’s TeleCash to launch this week
TelOne to invest USD90m in expansion projects
Zimbabwe needs USD30m to meet 2015 DTT deadline
Econet opening up full USSD mobile money transfer functionality to Zimbabwean banks
Econet Wireless acquires 8.6% Liquid stake from Altech
Telecel denies claims it defaulted on its licence renewal payment
Telecel fails to pay USD137.5m licence renewal fee
POTRAZ to finalise several projects in 2014; government imposes new tax on mobile money transfers
Econet's Steward Bank denied access to ZimSwitch
Econet, banks in feud over access to mobile money transfer platform
EcoCashSave account holders to be offered loans from 2014
Muguti denies claims he wants to secure NetOne deal for himself
Sandvine to provide Econet Wireless with usage-based plans
MNP talks underway in Zimbabwe
Local investor drags SPB, NetOne to court
Econet Wireless has invested USD1.2bn in Zimbabwe
Econet Zimbabwe profit drops by 9.5% in 1H FY2014
TelOne recovers USD20m through debt collection campaign
Zimfon responds to non-compliance claims
TelOne cancels USD80 million of unpaid bills
Africom, Zimfon VoIP services not in compliance with regulations
POTRAZ falls under President's Office and Cabinet
MNP expected in Zimbabwe by January 2014
Zimbabwe publishes subscriber registration law
TelOne, ZPC to receive USD54 million for ‘infrastructure development’
Econet Wireless has no unregistered SIMs to disconnect
NetOne disconnects unregistered users
Telecel disconnects 10,000 unregistered users
Africom interconnects with NetOne
POTRAZ publishes draft National Frequency Allocation Plan
Telecel to disconnect unregistered SIMs
Liquid Telecom introduces DWDM technology to Zimbabwe
Econet defies POTRAZ’s ruling; Buddie Zone still on offer
TelOne plans to recover USD50m from outstanding bills by end-2013
Econet launches LTE in Victoria Falls
POTRAZ orders Econet to reverse tariff cuts
Telecel Zimbabwe to change its shareholder structure by 31 August
TelOne lights Victoria Falls fibre link, offers high speed Wi-Fi
POTRAZ renews Telecel Zimbabwe’s mobile licence
Econet Wireless ‘obliged’ to disconnect Telecel from its network
Telecel lodges a complaint against Econet
POTRAZ revokes IAP permit from Valley Technologies
Zimbabwe declines to renew Telecel licence
E Corp acquires further 11% in Telecel Zimbabwe
Telecel mobile licence expires; the hunt for local shareholder continues
PowerTel close to securing USD100m funding
Econet to roll out 4G LTE in Victoria Falls
Africom launches Guroo VoIP app 'to take on Skype'
TelOne seeks USD30 million investment
Liquid Telecom taps Ekinops for fibre rollout
Vimpelcom attracts ‘concrete’ buyer for unwanted African assets; Laos deal imminent
Zimbabwe raises mobile phone licence fees
Alepo software supporting converged services for Utande
TelOne to switch on Vic Falls fibre broadband link next month
Econet Wireless profits hit by higher financing costs
Telecel at risk of losing licence unless it secures local investor
Zimbabwe’s fixed line market continues its decline
Zimbabwe to institute compulsory infrastructure sharing
uMAX becomes Zimbabwe’s lowest priced broadband ISP
Powertel eyes licence renewal
Aquiva to deploy LTE
Telecel Globe FY revenues drop slightly to USD90.7m
POTRAZ plans universal service licence and shared infrastructure
Upwardly mobile Telecel launches post-paid campaign, reveals expansion plans
Econet aims to boost local share ownership
Spiritage (Brodacom) assets to be acquired by Kingdom Bank
Telecel outlines plans for 2013
Telecel Zimbabwe still breaching foreign ownership rules
POTRAZ targets improved coverage in remote areas
Zimbabwe planning further fibre investment
TelOne implements billing solution from FTS
uMax completes Harare WiMAX network rollout
PowerTel launches new short-term wireless broadband offerings
BonCom talks to TelOne over possible tie-up
Econet reports interim results
Vimpelcom explores sale of African, Asian units
Liquid connects Zimbabwe to WACS
EcoCash attracts 1.7m users in first year
POTRAZ looks at LRIC model for mobile tariffs
Econet’s mobile money service thrives while Telecel’s dives
Telecel to deploy 200 new base stations, NetOne roams in SA
Investment talks between TelOne and Telkom break down
Econet aims for 100% mobile coverage in Zimbabwe within three years
Telecel Zimbabwe continues network expansion
Econet ordered to resume interconnection with NetOne; increases capacity to ten million
Econet cuts services to NetOne over interconnection fees dispute
New connectivity lined up via Namibia/Zambia WACS link
TelOne cites outdated infrastructure for poor performance
PORTRAZ's legislative proposals include infrastructure sharing
Next phase in deployment of fibre-optic links expected soon
POTRAZ allocates USD24m USF funds for 43 BTS in underserved areas
Potraz eyes new licensing regime to boost mobile sector
Econet says it is owed USD85 million by NetOne and TelOne
NetOne hands Huawei USD200m contract
Econet relaunches mobile WiMAX
Telecel Zim heralds two millionth SIM
NetOne upgrades billing and customer care systems
TelOne Zimbabwe expands ADSL coverage
Brodacom gets USD30 million funding to finance rollout
TelOne owed more than USD200m in unpaid bills
Utande launches consumer/SME WiMAX service
POTRAZ says TelOne’s fixed line total ends stagnant period, driven by ADSL
NetOne reaches 1.6 million users, but Telecel disputes ‘second-place’ claim
Econet secures USD307m funding
No new licences on offer in Zimbabwe
TelOne expands ADSL reach
Econet Wireless sees 24% jump in FY sales
Aquiva Wireless launches VoIP in Zimbabwe
Brodacom introduces new unlimited on-net tariff
Econet gets a million mobile money users
Aptics launches WiMAX and VoIP in Zimbabwe
Aquiva launching VoIP in April
Econet cable plans cause confusion
Verizon extends ‘Private IP’ service to Africa, Middle East
Econet Wireless launches VoIP
Econet’s Liquid swallows ISP ZOL
Telecel investing USD70m this year in network
TelOne’s Zim-SA cable delayed until mid-year
NetOne makes mobile broadband available to pre-paid users
TelOne has 2,600 ADSL subscribers; wireline users decreasing
NetOne inaugurates new switching centre
TelOne nearing comprehensive ADSL launch
Econet claims 1.7m mobile broadband users
Telecel Zimbabwe in USD70m investment drive
Alvarion WiMAX fine and dandy for Dandemutande
NetOne close to 3G launch
Econet’s H1 net profit up 16% on 24% sales hike
Angolan interest in buying NetOne
NetOne says broadband online by year-end
Airspan equipment powering Zimbabwe WiMAX network
Fibre-optic links to be completed in November
MTNL eyes TelOne, but no bid until end of year?
Seacom connecting Zimbabwe
Internet charges 'soon to come down'
SEACOM and TDM ink deal to connect landlocked Zimbabwe
NetOne signals mobile broadband launch, promises the world
New WiMAX operator wants interconnection for mobile VoIP services
Econet BlackBerry service ‘banned’
Econet catches 1.8m in its web
Econet investing USD400m, entirely self-funded
Telecel 3G pilot in final stage
Subscriber base shrinks following mandatory registration
TelOne to resume fibre-optic project
Econet transfers 49% Ecoweb stake to Liquid in USD70m partnering deal
2.4m unregistered user losses confirmed
Econet posts strong FY results as economy improves
30% of SIMs to be disconnected as mobile user registration completed
TelOne’s EASSy cable link switched on
Orascom confirms talks in progress to reduce Telecel Zimbabwe stake
NetOne sets up mobile money transfer service
SEACOM expands network to five extra countries
TelOne receives GSM licence
NetOne confirms talks to sell 49% stake
NetOne not sharing, cries Telecel
Final warning to unregistered Zim SIM owners
Telecel Zimbabwe launches mobile banking
Econet’s total investment to reach USD900 million in coming months
Econet hollers for its dollars at TelOne
Hurrah in Harare! TelOne completes fibre link; but trumped by Econet?
High five for Econet!
TelOne ‘nearly there’ with international fibre link
Telecel goes per-second
NetOne claims to be the 'wide boy' of Zim market
Telecel Zimbabwe IPO on hold for Orascom-Vimpelcom negotiations
TelOne’s fibre rollout ‘to be completed this year’, says minister
Econet says 100,000 3G/WiMAX broadband users signed up in a month
Econet near-trebles subscribers in a year
No Springbok invasion at TelOne, NetOne this year, but on priority list for revamp
Econet relaunches 3G and WiMAX broadband services
Econet slashes international rates; says SA MVNO sold half million SIMs
SIM registration extended to end-February
Zim SIM registration deadline extended
Econet ready to offer per-second billing for all calls
Econet to strengthen Harare network with Swedish credit
Telecel to launch second 3G service by October
Shareholders disagree with Telecel listing proposal
Telecel submits proposals to comply with indigenisation rules
Ericsson expands Econet’s network further
NetOne says USD45m loan will see it increase subscribers to 2m
Telecel targets Q3 launch for GPRS and 3G
Ecoweb WiMAX launch imminent; rival Aquiva making similar moves
Telecel Zimbabwe celebrates reaching a million SIMs; flags GPRS, 3G launch
Econet posts financials, claims 233% subscriber growth in a year
Telecel confirms offer of stake to Empowerment Corporation
Government releases funds for fibre connectivity
Telecel Globe reveals Zimbabwe subscribers ‘nearing a million’
Econet’s Ecoweb launching mobile WiMAX next month
MTN's acquisition of NetOne stake may fall through
POTRAZ orders cellcos to register pre-paid users by August
NetOne aiming for 1.6m subscribers by May; five million capacity target
Trouble brewing over Telecel stake?
Mugabe reshuffles state telecoms portfolio, cuts Chamisa’s power
Telkom SA confirms bid for management status at TelOne, but no stake purchase
MTN and Telkom SA place formal bids for NetOne, TelOne; ICT plan launched
Econet subsidiary plans to lower prices with new southern African fibre network
NetOne aims to scrap state procurement board; Telecel to launch 3G by June
Broadlands says ‘4G’ voice/data launch imminent
Econet set to commission 200 base stations, new fibre backbone
First universal services subsidies made available after decade delay
South Africa’s Telkom said to be eyeing stake in TelOne
TelOne admits blocking calls to mobiles to keep head above water
TelOne to expand CDMA coverage – when funds become available
New Zimbabwe fibre operator Aquiva launches construction tender
Econet to launch pre-paid roaming by year-end
Econet gains more expansion funds via exit from KMAL
Econet to expand 3G to all major cities, tourist areas
Eight licensed for VoIP, including three newcomers
TelOne told to halve overdue bills in attempt to collect payment
Telecel aiming to double users by end-October, launch 3G
Econet relaunches GSM payphone service
Econet launches 3G
Net One fishing for capital via IPO, Chamisa suggests
Econet employs Ericsson for three-year expansion
Telecel confirms going ahead with expansion, rejects takeover ideas
Econet launching 3G in August, cuts connection costs
ICT Bill consultation starts
Econet begins USD200m network deployment
Cabinet to approve ICT bill this week
Econet raises investment to boost capacity to five million
Privatisation plan approved by cabinet, TelOne ordered to lower prices
Powertel to roll out CDMA in Bulawayo
Telecel releasing 100,000 new SIMs
MTN pro-active in Zimbabwe plan
Hey Buddie wanna buy a Zim SIM?
NetOne sale suspended until global economy improves
MTN wants to enter Zimbabwe
NetOne sale to be flagship of privatisation programme, government hopes
Econet to introduce pre-paid roaming
Econet secures 3G frequencies
Operators to cut tariffs by 40%
Econet presses ahead
VAT reduction for mobile users
Econet’s post-paid services back on
POTRAZ allows cellcos to launch 3G, VoIP
TelOne looks to CDMA to cope with chronic network problems
Econet forced to suspend post-paid services
Econet heading for 1.2m subscribers and beyond
Econet charges for overseas calls in foreign currency
Econet gets 2.5G, 3G approval
Mobile tariffs soar
TelOne’s Harare CDMA network nears capacity
3G ‘on its way’ – but who can afford it?
Econet post-paid users forced to pre-pay, must wait for 3G
Outlook grim for Zim SIM users
Econet emerges from ‘crippling’ price freeze, ups tariffs 450%
NetOne to ease congestion in capital
Local consortium wants Telecel; Sawiris keen to offload cellco
Telecel given reprieve
Telecel’s licence cancelled; company launches appeal
POTRAZ to referee Telecel ownership spat
ISPs counting the cost of ‘big brother’ law
Econet’s growth plans on hold
Econet 3G-ready but lacking frequencies
What goes up…
Zimbabwe Online offers Wi-Fi
Econet raises USD15 million for expansion from foreign investor
TelOne launches CDMA
Econet completes GPRS installation
Econet to trial 3G and resume GSM sales
Econet seeking 10% share listing
Econet gets the builders in
Econet stops pre-paid international calls
Econet ready to roll with 3G
NetOne’s new switching centre expands capacity
TelOne plans CDMA rollout
Econet to launch 3G by June
NetOne aims to solve congestion problems
Econet carries out further network improvements
Leo Mugabe pressures Telecel for slice of profits
Cellcos win first battle over international calls
Econet reports 3G deployment progress
TelOne’s internet gateway restored
TelOne turns to central bank to pay international bill
Internet crippled by government bill default
Econet to launch 3G in early 2007
TelOne’s sacking of 1,200 workers declared legal
TelOne seeking foreign funds
NetOne investing in new lines to make up ground on Econet
Econet pursues payphone strategy to help create employment
Econet secures USD20 million loan for expansion
Econet to continue expansion
Telecel testing new mobile soft-switch
NetOne’s privatisation talks progressing
NetOne fed up with power struggle
Econet pleased with mobile growth
Celtel put off by Zimbabwe’s economic situation
Zimbabwe imposes ‘big brother’ measures on telcos
Econet expects to sign up half a million
NetOne launches USD10 million upgrade programme
Econet Wireless consolidates position
Telecel to make 70,000 new connections available
Mobile tariffs skyrocket in Zimbabwe
Econet to double tariffs
Telecel’s licence could be cancelled
Econet hurries Botswana Altech buyout
TelOne’s debt threatens services
TelOne on the verge of bankruptcy
Econet expansion nears completion
ZWD120 billion worth of TeleAccess shares to be sold?
Econet sets up new headquarters in Botswana to launch global assault
Econet network expansion to double subscriber base by year end
Huawei bags African contracts
Tel-One rolls out radio link to South Africa
Its been a long time coming… but Econet finally increases customer base
Mugabe warns of new draconian security measures
New operator applies for fixed line concession
Econet to remove wireless bottleneck
Celsys reports 4000% jump in turnover
Econet completes upgrade - targets new sign ups
Court raps regulatory body over barring claims
Poor international image derails privatisation drive
TeleAccess struggles to appease regulator
Telecoms sector close to collapse
Teleaccess launch facing further delays
Call termination rates cripple TelOne