Fibre network connecting Afrika from Cape Town to Cairo

Afrika will soon have its first fibre network that connects the continent from Cape Town to Cairo via Sudan. Known as the "One Africa" network, it will come as a result of Liquid Telecom, a pan-Afrikan telecommunications company, signing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Telecom Egypt that will…

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EcoCash is now up and running in Zimbabwe after 2 day outage

After a two day outage, Zimbabwe's leading and most dominant (by market share) mobile money provider, EcoCash, is back up and running after bringing most of the Southern Afrikan country's economy to almost a standstill. On 3 July 2018, many EcoCash Zimbabwe customers took to social media to express frustration…

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Zimbabwe Watch - Data privacy concerns and Econet growth

Data privacy advocates in Zimbabwe have sounded the alarm over the country’s awarding of a contract to build a face recognition technology platform for the state to a private Chinese company. They have indicated that this may compromise facial data privacy and safety for millions of Zimbabweans. Zimbabwe is…

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Zimbabwe Watch - Content creators step up to Internet opportunities

Over The Top (OTT) services are increasingly becoming the new battlefront for Zimbabwe's telecommunications companies as the country starts issuing broadcasting licences for webcasting, Voice on Demand and content distribution at a time when startups in digital media are recording rising viewership numbers. These developments are expected to take competition…

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