Author Shingie Levison Muringi

Zimbabwe and the rest of Africa were at the forefront of ground breaking technological changes this week as Barclays Africa and its UK parent company Barclays plc completed the world’s first trade finance transaction using blockchain technology. By Cisco Eng. Shingie Lev Muringi  The interlink between Barclays Zimbabwe to its partner power houses like Ireland and the Seychelles is now based on a new technology platform developed by Wave, an innovative start-up company that went through the Barclays Accelerator programme powered by TechStars in New York last year. The inception of this new banking technology could herald a new era…

Today we woke up on a sad note to hear that one of Harare Institute of Technology’s computer science lecturers, Mr Nicholas Karekwaivenane has passed away. Sources close to his family say he has succumbed to haemophilia,a condition which derails proper blood clotting when bleeding. His untimely passing away is a difficult moment to his family, the HIT society and the ICT community as a whole. By Cisco Eng. Shingie Lev Muringi  Nicholas Kare is one of the brightest prospects to have come out of HIT in 2010 after graduating with a 1st class B.Tech Honors Degree in Computer Science. His…

Encoding is the process of converting data into a format required for a number of information processing needs. In this Internet Age, we use a lot of smart devices for various communication purposes to transmit and receive carious forms of data.  By Cisco Eng. Shingie Lev Muringi  So have you ever imagined how these smart devices communicate behind the scenes to pass your emails, whatsapp messages, voice phone calls and other data? Data Encoding and Decoding techniques are the answer to what you get on your digital conversations. So today am going to be dissecting the meaning of data encoding…

A data communication signal is any modulated electromagnetic wave or digital pulse over which data is transmitted from one location to another in a network. This signal is composed of two basic parts, baseband signal (information) and the carrier signal, which are mixed with each other through the process of modulation. By Cisco Eng. Shingie Lev Muringi  Signals in data communications are generated by electronic communication devices, and are able to travel over wired and wireless media in order to reach their desired location. These signals have some basic and measurable characteristics associated with them, which are also known as…

Last year, Liquid Telecom announced that it was going to start building its own 10,000 kilometre undersea cable, linking up Africa to the Middle East and Europe. This is one of the most ambitious projects we are yet to witness in terms of Internet service provision in Africa.  By Cisco Eng. Shingie Lev Muringi  Sources close to Liquid Telecom’s operations in Kenya, Tanzania and Djibouti confirmed that operations are now underway to start executing the project which will see Africa getting a redundant Internet link to the Middle East through setting up a 10 000km fiber optic undersea cable. The operator…

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has introduced a new bank transaction fee structure that will result in withdrawal costs declining significantly and certain charges being scrapped. It has been an issue of public knowledge that all Zimbabwean banks have been charging exorbitant transaction fees. By Cisco Eng. Shingie    This latest development comes as a strategic financial inclusion drive that the Central Bank is pursuing to promote bank usage. Sources close to TechnoMag understand that fixed charges on withdrawals will be abolished and replaced with a model where the charge is proportional to the amount of money withdrawn. RBZ officials and bankers…

We have all seen how the likes of Liquid Telecom Zim and ZOL rose with all their mighty to redefine Zimbabwe’s Internet Service Provision industry through the establishment of a robust fiber optic ring which spans across the country linking us to other countries via resilient gateways. By Cisco Eng. Shingie Lev Muringi  As it stands, Liquid Telecom Zimbabwe still stand as the country’s leading ISP with an excess capacity of over 40Gbps with Zimbabwe only using a paltry 19Gbps. This leaves the operator with a healthy bandwidth capacity of 21Gbps to host more traffic on its carrier network. This phenomenal architecture…

The current economic meltdown coupled with a serious cash crisis has forced every Zimbabwean citizen to adopt the use of electronic payment systems such as card swiping mainly in retail shops. Mobile money platforms such as Ecocash, Telecash and OneWallet have found their place in the same financial market mix. By Cisco Eng. Shingie Lev Muringi  Despite these electronic payment systems ushering in convenience to the bankable public, the regulatory bodies such as ZimSwitch and the Reserve Bank itself have been reluctant to fairly review the charges as some of them still remain exorbitant to the consumer. In June earlier…

Command Prompt or CMD is a command line interpreter in the Windows family of operating systems created by Microsoft Corporation. As a passionate network engineer who has been using some of things commands in my configurations, l have tried to curate an A to Z list of Windows CMD Commands which will help every tech savvy person from any technological field. The list includes both internal and external commands applicable to the command prompt. By Cisco Eng. Shingie Lev Muringi  In the case of Windows OS, most users are not even remotely concerned about the Command Prompt or cmd.exe. People know that there…

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe (EWZ), the country’s biggest mobile network service provider is now listed on Apple’s website as a Certified LTE Partner, a very powerful recognition considering the tech supremacy commanded by Apple as a world’s leading smart device vendor.     By Cisco Eng. Shingie Lev Muringi  Long Term Evolution (LTE) is currently the world’s ultrafast broadband technology which provides fast connectivity to all the latest smart devices at blazing-fast speeds. Riding on their latest certification, Econet’s LTE allows you to browse the web, stream content, or download a movie at very fierce speeds. To checkout a list of carriers that have certified their LTE…

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