While their competitors were visibly struggling to sell airtime scratch cards around ZITF halls, ZOL Zimbabwe has become the first ISP in Zimbabwe to open a free media center for journalists who have travelled across the nation to cover the International Trade fair.
The ZITF media centre which has received massive response and already fully packed has saved many journalist who need to quickly update and upload content to their servers or back home with press updates to beat the pressing deadlines.
By Toneo T Rutsito
Zimbabwean journalists have welcomed the move which does not only offer a working space for journalists, but has fixed desktops and free ZOl wifi internet connection which has greatly helped journalists to communicate with their media houses with so much ease, as previously they did not have working space.
Most journalists covering the trade fair are not locals and getting a temporary spot to quickly update or beat your deadline is no walk in the park if you can’t find access to connectivity and decent sitting spot.
Besides the free gift to journalists, ZOL Zimbabwe has splashed free Wi-Fi for all guests in the halls, unlike their well-known 30min daily free slots, this time the connectivity is unlimited and free the whole day for your device and so far the connection has been pretty much stable.
The first three days here at ZITF are purely business days and not one to members of the public and we would like to get a feel of the ZOL broadband once the members of the public have swamped the halls.