TelOne data centre to rake in US$2m

TelOne data centre to rake in US$2m

By Ndafadza Madanha TELONE ‘s new data centre is expected to rake in US$2m a month according to ICT, Postal and Courier Services minister Supa Mandiwanzira. The data centre built at a cost of US$4m under the first phase of the national broad band project will help companies cut costs and concentrate on core businesses. A data centre is a centralized location where large amounts of data are collected, stored, processed, distributed and accessed. “The data centre was built at a cost of US$4m and its capacity is huge and…

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Massive shakeup looms in Telecoms sector

Massive shakeup looms in Telecoms sector

By Michael Gwarisa 2017 is likely to see more heads rolling in the telecommunications (ICT) sector following indications that Information and communication technology minister Supa Mandiwanzira has embarked on a crusade to purge the ICT sector of incompetent personalities. Mandiwanzirawa superintends government’s ICT portfolio that includes NetOne, Telone, Powertel, Zarnet, Courier Connect, Zimpost and industry regulator POTRAZ. The minister also has oversight over Telecel and Powertel though their shareholding lies within government institutions outside his ministerial ambit. Impeccable sources privy to the developments told The Business Connect that Mandiwanzira intends…

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Government confident of Huawei

Government confident of Huawei

By Daniel Chigundu ICT, Postal and Courier Services minister Supa Mandiwanzira has hailed Chinese technology giants Huawei for bringing latest technology to the country’s telecommunication sector through various strategic partnerships. Speaking at the launch of Huawei ICT Road show 2016, Minister Mandiwanzira said Huawei’s partnership with NetOne is greatly improving the parastatals fortunes. “We have had a great relationship between China and Zimbabwe and that relationship particularly in the ICT sector has come through the relationship between Huawei and our flagship mobile company Netone as well as our landline company…

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