Either Brodacom has poured another US $25 million into the company or…

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You may also have noticed an article in today’s Herald newspaper that’s saying that Brodacom has invested some US $25 million on network infrastructure. The figure reminded us of news we posted almost a year ago that basically said the same thing; that Brodacom (then just Spiritage) had invested $25 million into the network. Other publications also carried the news around the same time.  In July last year, The Daily news carried another report, this time saying that Spiritage was going to invest another $25 million into the network by the end of 2011.

Today’s Herald article suggests the company has invested another $25 million in addition to the one announced in April last year’s. Either that or we, the writers, are recycling the same story over and over.  It’s not unusual for that to happen.

We reached out to Spiritage founder and chief executive today on Twitter this morning (he’s active on the platform) to get clarification and we haven’t received a response yet.

Brodacom is a Spiritage Group subsidiary. The company (also known as Valley Technologies) is one of Zimbabwe’s 12 licensed IAPs.

Update (15 march 2012): We received a response the Spiritage chief executive. According to him the $25M referred to the article is the same April 2011 one. So yes, it’s the old story remixed. He clarified though that part of the story that says about US $15 million is required to expand to semi urban, small towns and rural areas is correct.


  1. newsman

    i hope its another 25 bar because thus far, it has not been spent well.

  2. Prosper Chikomo

    Update (15 march 2012): We received a response the
    Spiritage chief executive. According to him the $25 referred to the
    article is the same April 2011 one.

    If $25 (TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS) is all it takes to create a company like brodacom, then i am starting my own too.



    1. L.S.M. Kabweza

      thanks @55eda97a25a3b60bf00a370fa6836a8f:disqus . fixed.

  3. Conan

    Brodacom certainly is not 4G, it’s just plain and simply awful. I got a
    “plug and Go” set from broadcom yesterday, after being promised that i
    would be able to get a good signal in Greendale. got home, plugged the
    device in, waited, waited, waited waited, waited, eventually i got one
    bar on the receiver! so decided to check my e-mail, it took 35 mins to
    download 5mb of data….. wow that is super fast isn’t it Brodacom!!
    what a load of rubbish! I think the old dial up connections were faster.
    I moved the router all over the house, up and down, even at one point
    putting it on the front lawn…. got 2 bars on the receiver, so i
    thought it might be a good position, i got 10kbps… again…shocking!
    in the morning i packed it up and took it to my office in Milton park to
    test it, same things, same disgusting speed! What is wrong with
    Brodacom, stop talking rubbish on your adverts, be honest as to why your
    packages are unlimited…because you don’t have to worry that your
    users will be able to download more than 100 mb every month, cos the
    speed is god awful! I am now waiting to return this piece of crap called
    plug and go! if you want advice do not buy it…buy powertel, africom
    or wait in vain for tel-one adsl…. either way you will be waiting.