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Liquid Telecom, and Telecom Egypt, at the 2018 Annual Meetings of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) partnered to complete Africa’s terrestrial fibre network stretching all the way from Cape Town, South Africa, to Cairo, Egypt. Under the MoU, Liquid Telecom will link its network from Sudan into Telecom Egypt’s network via a new cross border interconnection – bringing together a 60,000km network that runs from Cape Town, through all the Southern, Central, and Eastern African countries, and has now reached the border between Sudan and Egypt. The Cape to Cairo network – often referred to as “the One Africa” broadband network…

An Econet Wireless subscriber is taking legal action against the mobile network operator after he received an unsolicited text message from the ruling Zanu PF party ahead of the 30 July election. In his application to the High Court this week, Owen Mafa stated: “The purported conduct of first respondent (Econet) infringes on my constitutional right to personal privacy in that 1st respondent had no mandate to provide subscriber databases to thirds parties (2 and 4th respondents) without my consent.” Econet, the Zanu PF party and the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) are cited as respondents in the case. Zanu PF…

One school of thought Esther Boserum argues that necessity is the mother of invention; this argument bears true testimony to one Ralph Chipoyi a natural inventor who was faced with a need for a gold detector which forced him to design and make one. His humble story bears testimony to the fact when there is a crisis real men will face the challenge head on and conquer at the end of the day while others decide to quit in life when they face a stumbling block in their line of business. By spanyoge Phillip Madziwa The thirty year old Chipoyi…

NetOne Today is going for a more home centric solution as they call for local tech players to produce solutions that will help the mobile money service to solve our day to day problem through an upcoming  hackathon.  TELONE Centre for Learning (TCFL), a subdivision of converged telecommunications firm, TelOne, will this week host a OneMoney mobile financial services hackathon, with the aim of promoting product innovations, as the state owned enterprises come together towards a product enhancement solution.  The hackathon will be held from from Friday to Sunday at TCFL in Harare in collaboration with South Africa’s FinMark Trust. It was…

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa  launched the Zimbabwe National Geospatial and Space Agency (Zingsa) Zingsa seeks to advance geospatial science, earth observation and satellite communication systems. The use of satellite technology is expected to unlock cutting edge solutions in health, agriculture, mineral exploration, disaster management and the water management sectors. Auxilia Katongomara & Thupeyo Muleya The National Geospatial Agency is being spearheaded by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology Development. Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Amon Murwira said President Mnangagwa will launch the space agency at the Harare International Conference Centre. “We are going to…

Tawanda Nyambirai may have learnt or is it has  completely NOT learnt a lesson on diversification skills, after he dismally failed with his multi TN Holdings business which, just like a deck of cards, it all crumbled. The Jack of all trades and master of none, who initially rose to fame through pioneering Steward Bank, which was then TN Bank before selling it to Econet,  will this time around try his luck not in technology, food or furniture, but drinks, yes drinks and  its actually Maheu and Mr Juicy.   TN Holdings has invested about $3 million in building a…

NetOne is flexing its muscle towards profitability as it expands usage of its mobile money service launching a 100 percent airtime bonus promotion for its prepaid and OneFusion subscribers who purchase airtime using its mobile financial service — OneMoney. The subscribers will get 100 percent airtime bonus for on-net calls only and it will last 24 hours from the time of purchase. NetOne executive marketing and public relations Eldrette Shereni said the promotion is a way of recognising customers who uses its OneMoney platform and giving them more value. “This promotion is a way of recognising our prepaid and OneFusion…

NEW YORK — Alphabet Inc’s Google announced on yesterday the biggest-ever rebranding of its advertising software, retiring the DoubleClick and AdWords brands to streamline entry points for advertisers and ad sellers. Reuters Google executives said its fees are not changing, and no services are merging. The company will retain the AdSense and AdMob brands for ad sales technologies that are aimed at small websites and mobile app developers, respectively. But its basic tool for buying ads now will be named Google Ads, with access to inventory on Google search, its YouTube video service, the Google Play app store and 3 million…

Samsung is throwing down the gauntlet with its next flagship smartphone.In a report from Korean publication The Bell, leaked details of the phone show that the Android phone manufacturer wants to adopt key features from Apple in its upcoming flagship. Samsung is reportedly running around the clock to perfect 3D face-scanning technology — set to replace the existing iris scanner technology — in time for the Samsung Galaxy S10 launch expected next year. If certain production benchmarks are not met, however, the new phone is expected to continue using an iris scanner, as older model phones have. SEE ALSO: Facebook AI is now capable of…

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