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#263Tech: What is Data Mining?

In Zimbabwe, big companies rely on data mining to get information on consumer behavior to enable them to package their goods and services that meet the needs and demands of their targeted market. Notable companies that have dedicated Information Technology experts devoted to data mining include mobile network operators such as Econet, Telecel and NetOne. […]

#263Tech: Harare Institute Of Technology To Start Training Security Forces

Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) will soon commence the training of local and international security forces amid the ongoing collaborative plans to craft a close working with the Zimbabwe Defense College, 263Chat can reveal. A delegation from the Zimbabwe Defence College Joint Command and Staff Course Number 30 visited the institute last week for a […]

#263Tech: How Can You Get Paid By YouTube For Creating Content?

YouTube is the most popular video website on the Internet on record today, with over 450 million unique visitors per month according to the correspondence received from Google. With such tremendous traffic, it’s easy to see how users want to get a piece of the pie. By Shingie Lev Muringi  Precisely, not everyone who posts […]

Strive Masiyiwa Considering Multi-Billion Listing Of Liquid Telecom

Business mogul and Econet Group founder, Strive Masiyiwa is considering an ambitious plan to separately list Liquid Telecom on the London Stock Exchange in order to raise more capital towards his Cape to Cairo vision for the fibre network company. By Shingie Lev Muringi  Masiyiwa, who is the Econet Group Executive Chairman said Econet had decided […]

Supa Mandiwanzira’s Era Awakens NetOne, TelOne

One always wonders why NetOne had to play second fiddle to perennial pacesetters Econet Wireless yet it was the country’s first mobile operator to be licensed in 1996 with the latter granted permission to operate two years later after the founder, Strive Masiyiwa won a grueling court battle with the Zimbabwe government in 1998. By Shingie […]

Zimbabwe Reaches 8Million Gigabytes Milestone In Mobile Data Consumption

Statistics received from the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) revealed that Zimbabwe consumed a total 8 million gigabytes of mobile data in 2016 representing a 120 percent increase from the 2015 figures of 3.6 million. Long gone are the days when we used to rely on letters as a way of passing […]

NetOne Commissions A Record 261 LTE/4G Base Stations

Zimbabwe’s second largest mobile network operator, Netone has emerged from oblivion to establish itself as a major force to reckon in the domestic telecommunications industry after successfully commissioning a record 261 Long-Term-Evolution/4G base stations across Zimbabwe in the last quarter of 2016. By Shingie Lev Muringi  Building advanced telecommunication infrastructure ushered a new era for […]

A Bleak 2017 For Zim Telecom Operators

The recent fourth quarter sector performance report released by POTRAZ clearly spells a tough 2017 for Zimbabwe’s telecom operators as voice call traffic and mobile money transactions continue to fall. SMS and voice calls have been the major source of revenue for our mobile network operators but a reduction in their traffic highlights a shift […]