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The Zimbabwe government has directed banks in the country to “implement a robust automated transaction monitoring mechanism to identify debit cards being used” in a bid to combat illegal foreign currency dealings as the Zimdollar plummets. The Zimdollar has been in freefall and authorities are blaming electronic banking, plastic money and mobile money platforms for...

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Zimbabwean ISP ZOL, which is part of Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, has announced an expansion of its TD-LTE fixed-wireless broadband service, dubbed Wibroniks. According to a report from TechZim, the operator has expanded Wibroniks coverage to 28 new locations, while it has also increased capacity at some existing sites in order to accommodate more users. Source: Commsupdate

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THE Cyber Security and Data Protection Bill that sailed through Parliament this month will ensure the safety and security of users in cyberspace. Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services Minister, Dr Jenfan Muswere said this in Raffingora last week during the commissioning of a high-speed bandwidth community information centre. Minister Muswere said while Zimbabwe...

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Zimbabwe has launched the third phase of its US$71-million national mobile broadband project, initiated to improve local internet infrastructure and services. The project is a collaboration between Huawei and state-owned telecommunications firm, NetOne, and is funded through the Export-Import Bank of China. On completion 345 base stations will be installed, increasing the telco’s mobile broadband...

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Equipment has started arriving in the country for the third phase of NetOne’s US$71 million mobile broadband expansion that will see construction of over 260 new base stations, with President Mnangagwa expected to commission the roll out of the new expansion. Deputy Minister of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services Dingumuzi Phuti said this...

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Zimbabwe fixed phone operator and ISP TelOne has suspended data rollover for its broadband subscribers. One of its rivals, ZOL, also runs data roll-over which allows users to carry over their unused bandwidth into the next month. TelOne also offers ADSL internet connectivity options. “We wish to advise our valued clients of the suspension of...

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Telecoms giant, Econet Wireless Zimbabwe (EWZ) has recorded a 77 % data traffic increase amid rigorous efforts to revamp network infrastructure in a bid to meet customers’ diverse needs. Presenting a trading update this week for the period ended May 31, 2021, EWZ group chairperson, Charles Banda said data traffic growth surpassed the traditional voice...

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Zimbabwe’s largest mobile telecoms firm, Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, posted $837 million profit in the full year to February 28, 2021 compared to a $5,7 billion loss in the previous period last year. The firm’s latest financial results show that the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange listed blue-chip counter has continued to perform well in an extremely challenging...

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GOVERNMENT ministries are at risk from cyber-attacks amid revelations the remote working exercise meant to curb the spread of Covid-19 was inadequately supported by proper security infrastructure to safeguard vital state information. In a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the workplace, the government, through the Public Service Commission (PSC) instructed all ministries...