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Telecontract and ZOL Fighting Again

If you were in Zimbabwe in early April this year, you probably remember the nasty fallout between ZOL and Telecontract. The one that caused untold misery to over 200 ZOL customers who went for about two weeks without Internet after being disconnected by Telecontract.
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Be a Sys Admin of Note

ICT geeks have attained messiah status in organizations and, resultantly, have grown to be key strategic players in organizations. Before you know it, you are the heart and pulse, the life and soul of the party.
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Econet Receives Inaugural US Embassy ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ Award

U.S. Ambassador Charles A. Ray and Fred Mutanda, Chairman of the American Business Association of Zimbabwe (ABAZ), today announced the winners of the first annual “Investing in Zimbabwe's Future” Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Awards: Econet and African Sun Zimbabwe Limited.
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Econet Says Wait Till Late October for Mobile Broadband

No sooner had I hit ‘publish’ on an article about the suspension of Ecoweb Mobile WiMax sales, than a new SMS notification buzzed on my phone. It’s a broadcast message from Econet (You get to do this when you own a huge mobile network) and it confirms what we’ve been writing these past few weeks. It says:
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Connectivity

Head to Head, FIFA 11 vs PES 11 – Part 2

Last week we were happy the ICT Africa 2010 Exhibition was upon us; to be honest I wanted to see if any exhibitors would bring some games and gaming consoles with them. After having just gone through a copy of PC Format and seeing how the E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo 2010) had left visitors mesmerized.
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Connectivity

About Zim Gaming

So what is this hype about games? One might ask. Why the introduction of a gaming category on this blog? Well, It’s aimed at gamers (both aspiring and established), where we look at the latest games, gaming consoles and PC Gaming regalia. The aim being to create a strong Zimbabwean gaming community, and hopefully one day host our own gaming expos.
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Connectivity

Your Organisation and Data Security

Generally, data security is the process or procedures put in place to ensure that data is protected from corruption and unauthorised access. The focus behind data security is to ensure privacy while protecting personal or corporate data.
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Econet South Africa’s Virtual Operation Sells 500,000 Lines

We just received a press release from Econet with information that Econet Wireless South Africa has sold more than 500,000 SIM packs the past 12 months. Econet is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) in South Africa where it piggybacks on Cell C infrastructure.
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Connectivity

ZOL Launches ZOLife Magazine

Zimbabwe Leading Internet Service Provider ZOL launched a new magazine yesterday on the sidelines of the ICT Africa 2010. The magazine is run online as a blog at www.zolife.co.zw and also has a free offline paper magazine to be issued six times a year.
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Connectivity

Photos From ICT Africa 2010 – Day 1

Below are the photos took today at ICT Africa 2010. The event is being held at the Harare Exhibition Park. A bigger venue. The exhibition looks a lot smaller than last year's and we noticed Yo Africa, one of the biggest ISPs is absent from the event.
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Zimbabwe to Host Trinidad & Tobago Delegates at ICT Africa 2010 Conference

Zimbabwe’s Ministry of ICT is hosting a delegation from Trinidad and Tobago at a conference running alongside this year’s ICT Africa exhibition. The conference has been organized by a global faith based NGO called Congress WBN head quartered in Trinidad and Tobago.
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Head to Head, FIFA 11 vs PES 11

With Africa’s 1st World Cup over, another battle biggest soccer spectacle is just about to begin, planning of which started long before the world cup in SA. Two rival giants both stretch their teams to the limit for the ultimate clash.
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Telecel Makes Per Second Billing Optional for Prepaid Subscribers

Telecel, the second largest mobile operator (by subscribers numbers) launched ‘Per Second’ billing on its network on 1 September. We started seeing adverts for the new service this week and noticed something that made us sto
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Econet to Launch ‘Econet Broadband’

We just learnt from a contact that Econet will be launching new broadband services shortly. The new services will be branded ‘Econet Broadband’. The services will be a combination of the 4G mobile WiMax from Ecoweb (a subsidiary) and the 3G services introduced by Econet last year
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