Company Background | Dandemutande

Company Background

Dandemutande is one of Zimbabwe’s leading Broadband Internet Service Providers, offering unrivalled connection quality, true broadband speeds and unbeatable customer service for corporates, households and small businesses alike.

Dandemutande is a privately owned company established in July 1997 and a subsidiary of Telerix Communications (Private) Limited whose majority shareholder, is Masawara Plc. Its primary focus is the provision of Internet services to the wholesale, corporate and retail market segments within Zimbabwe. In 2009 Dandemutande was awarded an Internet Access Provider Class A telecommunications operator licence with 30MHz paired 2.5GHz spectrum by the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ). In May 2015 Dandemutande merged with local ISPs, iWayAfrica and Africa Online. iWayAfrica and Africa Online are both owned by Gondwana International Networks, a pan-African Telecommunications and ICT service provider based in South Africa. Following the merger, Gondwana has an effective 41% holding in Dandemutande.

Established in 2003, Gondwana International Networks currently services over 67,000 corporate and over 20,000 consumer customers across Sub-Saharan Africa. Through primary operations, distributor and affiliate network across the continent, our direct presence spans across 44 African countries. The Group owns and manages nine hubs co-located in four teleports in the USA, Germany, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. Dandemutande currently operates five brands in Zimbabwe serving the corporate and home segments namely AfricaOnline, iWayAfrica, uMAX, Utande and YoAfrica.