Dandemutande Gets Yo-Africa Acquisition Nod, Utande Relaunched

The Competition and Tarrifs Commission has given Internet Access Provider the greenlight to fully acquire YoAfrica. Dandemutande also intends to relaunch Utande.

In November last year, Dandemutande started the purchase of Yo Africa.

“We are delighted with the news. Whilst Dandemutande is the connectivity provider of choice for corporate and regional enterprises, the approval of the YoAfrica transaction additionally positions us as the largest solutions provider to the SME market,” said Nhena Nyagura, the Chief Executive Officer of Dandemutande.

“We want our customers to succeed in the markets they operate in and in the coming months we will introduce tailored products and solutions that will help them to transform the markets they serve.

 Speaking on the development, the Marketing Manager Cassandra Chiumbu-Maseko said, “In support of this development, we will be relaunching the Utande brand under the theme ‘beyond Broadband’ because the internet and online platforms provide a world of opportunity to increase business growth and efficiency. Utande will specifically focus on digital transformational solutions that speak to the needs of the SME market.”

 On the relaunch of Utande, the company said “The CTC approval and subsequent relaunch of Utande strengthens Dandemutande’s national presence and firmly establishes its dominance in the enterprise market. It is also one of the leading providers of VSAT services in Zimbabwe.”

Dandemutande is a privately owned company established in July 1997. Its primary focus is on the provision of internet services to the wholesale, corporate and retail and consumer segments of Zimbabwe.

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