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TelOne and NetOne to be privatised

Zimbabwe government-owned telecoms company, TelOne, and its mobile subsidiary NetOne, will be partially privatised by September 2019 according to the country’s finance minister, Mthuli Ncube. The government is looking to fast-track the partial privatisation process that would result in the state owning at least 40% equity in TelOne and NetOne, which are offered as a [...]

NetOne negotiates with Telkom for a possible joint venture in Zimbabwe

NetOne, the state-owned mobile operator has begun negotiations with South African telecom operator Telkom to form a new joint venture in Zimbabwe. NetOne is among the 35 state-owned enterprises that the government has decided to privatize to raise funds to strengthen the state’s finances and finance its Transition Stabilization Program (TSP). Zimbabwes treasury is extending [...]

Government to privatize TelOne and NetOne in the next six months in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s finance minister, Mthuli Mcube, announced on October 5, 2018 that the government will privatize TelOne and NetOne, within the next six months. During a press conference, the government representative explained that this operation is part of the Transitional Stabilization Program (TSP). The finance minister said it is a set of institutional reforms taken by [...]

NetOne purchases analogue frequency from ZBC for USD200mn

Zimbabwe-based telecom operator, NetOne Cellular (NetOne), has acquired analogue broadcasting frequency for USD200 million. The frequency was utilised by Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation and Transmedia. “NetOne bought the frequency that was being used by television. This money will now be used for digitalisation,” said Supa Mandiwanzira, Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services Minister in the [...]

NetOne applies for datacasting licence

Zimbabwe-based telecommunications firm, NetOne Cellular (NetOne), has applied for a national datacasting licence. According to the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (Baz), NetOne has applied for one of ten datacasting licences offered by the regulator. NetOne aims to increase its subscriber base to three million by December but it requires a strategic investor to inject over [...]