Who Are We?

Our Executive Summary

Established in 1997 by the Government of Zimbabwe originally to provide internet connectivity to the government, the academia and research sectors, ZARNet’s success is associated with commitment to its embracing of modern technologies and world class standards that have resulted in our provision of unparalleled ICT services to our stakeholders. We are a nationally accepted reference for stable and reliable corporate internet services.

ZARNet’s strength is built on solid partnerships established in the industry through ICT linkages. With service excellence and customer satisfaction at the centre of our growth we are committed to providing world class services that are second to none.
We remain an acceptable referee to the academic and research sector, then established in 1997 by the Government of Zimbabwe. ZARNet has provided cutting edge technology in its mandated sectors resulting in improved quality of research, academic output and educational development. By committing your school, university and research institution to getting ZARNet services you are making a giant leap into the digital world that will make a complete change to the quality of your output.

Mandate & Licencing

The Zimbabwe Academic and Research Network (ZARNet) was birthed in 1997 through the Research act of 1986, under the Research Council of Zimbabwe to provide Internet and ICT services to the academic and research sector which include kindergarten schools, primary schools, secondary schools, vocational training colleges, university, tertiary colleges, research Institutions, government institutions, and affiliate institutions.

ZARNet operates as Zimbabwe’s National Research Education Network (NREN) by holding a special category Internet Access Provider (IAP) class A licence specific to ONLY servicing the academic and research sectors. ZARNet is by virtue of this licence compelled to provide services on a cost recovery basis and not on a profit making basis.

ZARNet is in the process of becoming a member of Ubuntu Alliance which is a network for NRENs

What Drives Us

We are driven by our Unique Vision and Strong Mission in attaining the Goals of our Organisation and Stakeholders.


Our Vision as ZARNet is to be the preferred Internet Service Provider and other ICT Services to the Academic and Research Sector with a clear focus and a culture of excellence.


We strive to be at the apex of technology in-order to provide the best Internet and other ICT services to our clients with a desire to create sustainable wealth and attractive returns to our shareholders.


It is our uniqueness that has made us the only organisation to subscribe to the SHIFT Principles: Sensitivity, Headship, Innovativeness, Flexibility and Teamwork.

Company Values

It is our uniqueness that has made us the only organisation to subscribe to the SHIFT Principles:

  • Sensitivity
  • Headship
  • Innovativeness
  • Flexibility
  • Teamwork

We shall be sensitive to the needs of our different stakeholders in order to meet their unique desires.

Because we strive to be at the apex of Technology, we shall always keep abreast of new technological innovations in the Information and Communications Technology Industry.

We shall continuously invent new ways of fulfilling our mandate of satisfactory service delivery to our clients.

We possess the unique capabilities of adapting to the dynamism of the Information and Communication Industry.

We have an experienced team that is always proactive in order to achieve more in the industry. .


Why choose ZARNet?

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We strive to offer the best solution for your business and impartial advice at an honest price. We are constantly investigating new technologies and recommend them when they make sense.

We listen, we discuss, we advise and we love nothing more than working on a great project with a fantastic client. We care about our clients and can often be found working out of hours to get everything ‘just right’!

We bring to your table what most companies struggle to; Experience! We have been operating since 1997 and have years of knowledge and experience that we bring to the table.

We pride ourselves in the large pool of skills we offer our clients; whether it’s a website, internet solution or  system development or custom programming we like to keep everything under one roof to make it easier for our customers.

Customer Promise

Our strength is built on solid partnerships established in the industry through ICT linkages:

Our promise to you.

ZARNet promises provision of world class services that are second to none; with service excellence and customer satisfaction at the centre of our growth.

Our Partners

ZARNet’s strength is built on solid partnerships established in the industry through ICT linkages.

  • MICT
  • portnet
  • tech equity solutions
  • mopse

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