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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TelOne launches telecoms degree

TelOne launches telecoms degree

By Daniel Chigundu VICE President Emmerson Mnangagwa has applauded the newly launched Bachelor of Engineering Honours degree in Telecommunications Engineering, saying the move will assist the country in developing its own software and technologies. The five year telecoms degree program is being offered by TelOne in collaboration with the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) at the TelOne Centre of Learning. Officialy launching the program, Mnangagwa said the degree could help reduce the country’s import bill as locally trained telecommunication engineers will be able to develop the needed technologies…

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ZIMRA garnishes TelOne accounts, …Collects US$6.7 million from troubled firm

ZIMRA garnishes TelOne accounts, …Collects US$6.7 million from troubled firm

By Lynette Fushai ZIMBABWE Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) garnished over US$ 6.7 million from TelOne’s bank accounts, jeopardizing the group’s relationship with their local and external suppliers. Presenting the company’s trading update recently, TelOne managing director Chipo Mutasa said, “We do have creditors which are standing at US$129 million, however, along with the creditors is a debtor’s book which we are trying to liquidate at the moment. “Our debtors at the moment are in excess of US$150 million; those that we think are collectable. Amongst the debtors are Households as the…

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