Expiring data bundles have always been pretty controversial. Whilst subscribers complain that sometimes they can’t use up their data during the 24 hour period, mobile networks claim these expiry dates allow them to squeeze out as much value as possible.
NetOne has taken the idea of an expiring...
At the beginning of 2019, most of the Techzim team stopped coming to the office to work and eventually the office was closed. On this episode of the Techzim podcast, we share what our experience has been like working from home, a cafe or pretty much anywhere.
Quick NetOne, Telecel, Africom,...
For some time now, we've noted a troubling trend in the video games industry. That trend would be publishers trying to twist copyright law into a pretzel that allows them sue makers of cheat software for copyright infringement. This novel application of copyright law has been piloted by...
2019-05-01 00:00:00 | Report
Claire Mason, Katherine Errington
Helen Clark Foundation
Communication, Social issues
Sainsbury’s has brought data and analytics to bear in designing its new digital-driven convenience store format. The first On the Go shop has just opened in London’s Square Mile
Accrington online retailer Studio Retail has called on Lancashire MPs and local businesses to lead action to counter a skills drain that it says sees 800,000 people commute out of the county for work, at a cost of £4.3bn to the local economy
Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories!
Once upon a time … the wireless data ‘hockey...
You will recall our previous posts about Chooseco, the company behind those Choose Your Own Adventure books from the 80s, and its lawsuit against Netflix. At issue is Netflix's Black Mirror iteration entitled Bandersnatch. The episode essentially runs a choose your own adventure scenario in...
Can New York City fix what ails American broadband? protocol.com GSMA says it has canceled Mobile World Congress after the coronavirus made it impossible to hold the event theverge.com Altice USA upgrades broadband with Smart WiFi lightreading.com AT%26T Keeps Pretending It Wants Real...
Infrastructure and Standardisation Development Legal
It’s frequented by Justin Bieber, Will Smith and Liverpool Football Club. But is there space on TikTok for retailers? With over a billion downloads and around 800 million monthly active users, the social media app has proven it has the scale to offer an effective marketing channel.
Here are the foreign currency exchange rates for the US$, ZW$ and Rand on the interbank and black market…
USD to ZWL$: 17.6769 ZWL$ to RAND: 0.8459
Data according to the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe
Black Market rates
OMIR40.62USD / ZWL$ zimrates.com27.6USD / ZWL$ zwl365....
With Valentine’s Day approaching, singles and couples alike are under intensifying pressure to solidify their plans for this Friday. While choosing the right partner is a matter of paramount importance, there is another matter that should be treated with care. SECURITY.
Kaspersky’s analysis has...
Economic Security Legal
Major US carriers are busy establishing their nationwide LTE-M and NB-IoT networks
The cellular IoT market was valued at $1,145.2 million in 2017, and is expected to register a compound annual growth rate of of 26.7%25 through 2026, according to a report by Persistence Market Research.
Infrastructure and Standardisation
Mobile Experts: “The private LTE/5G market will continue its overall upward trend”
Mobile Experts released a detailed analysis of future private LTE and 5G use by the oil and gas, mining, utilities, transportation, government (including public safety) and manufacturing industries, concluding that...
Infrastructure and Standardisation Development
Below is a write up from Zimbabwe’s Minister of Finance, Mthuli Ncube:
12 February 2020This is how Zimbabwe’s economy will overcome its hurdlesZimbabwe’s economy will overcome the numerous hurdles which lay before us on the path towards prosperity. These obstacles are patent, and in some cases...
Ofcom awarded powers to police harmful content on social media – because the pr0n block went so well UK comms watchdog Ofcom is to be handed new powers to police social media's handling of harmful content.…
Econet’s Yo Play Treasure Hunt is a pretty intriguing way to giveaway prizes. Whilst I won’t get ahead of myself and call it the most interactive giveaway we’ve seen locally, from a tech perspective it can be argued to be exactly that.
The idea of using just your smartphone and a web browser to...