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Zimbabwe gazettes SI to force telcos to share infrastructure

HARARE,– Government has gazetted regulations which make it compulsory for mobile telecommunication operators to share infrastructure, a move which could cut costs by as much as 60 percent but which analysts say will only benefit its poorly resourced networks. The regulations, which were gazetted last Friday as Statutory Instrument 137 of 2016, seek to eliminate ‘unnecessary duplication of telecommunication infrastructure’

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Mobile internet to eclipse desktop usage in 2017 with 75% of users operating from smartphones

By 2017 almost 75% of all internet users will be accessing cyberspace through their mobile devices finds a new report. Owing to the mammoth growth of the internet mobile market, more and more advertising spends will also be focused on the platform. Zenith’s new mobile advertising forecasts show a tremendous growth in mobile surfing, which in 2012 accounted for only

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NetOne likely to lose $11 mln Firstel debt – liquidator

HARARE,– State-owned mobile operator, Netone, is likely to lose $11 million to its former service provider, Firstel Cellular after its liquidator said the defunct telco can only pay one percent of the amount owed. Firstel Cellular, whose business included procurement, marketing and distribution of electronic gadgets, was placed under provisional liquidation on July 1 with Isaiah Nyakusendwa of Regetta Financial

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Microsoft launches first desktop, Windows update with 3D features

Panos Panay, Corporate Vice President for Surface Computing holds the new Microsoft Surface Studio computer at a live event in the Manhattan borough of New York City, October 26, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson NEW YORK – Microsoft Corp on Wednesday unveiled its first-ever desktop computer and a free update to its Windows operating system that allows edits using 3D simulations, in hopes

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‘Facebook ‘most secure’ for instant messaging services, says Amnesty

Facebook has been named the most secure company in a study of instant messaging apps. Amnesty International ranked well-known services, with Apple coming second on the list with its iMessage and FaceTime apps. “We are already in an age where incredible amounts of people’s personal data is online and that is rapidly increasing,” says Joe Westby, a technology researcher for

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