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Internet Finally Restored In Zimbabwe After Being Switched Off Again For 2nd Time This Week, BUT No Social Media Still –

Internet access has been finally restored in Zimbabwe after it was switched off last night, the second time this has happened this week. However, even though connectivity has been restored for most of the internet, social media applications and websites, WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook and Youtube are still blocked. The latest block was announced by mobile network operator Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, ... Read More »

Zimbabwean govt orders another Internet services shutdown – Premium Times

Zimbabwean Government has ordered another complete shutdown of Internet services, to disrupt communication among protesters demonstrating against fuel price hikes and rising living costs. The country’s biggest mobile network operator, Econet, told subscribers on Friday that the government issued another order which it had to comply with. “The earlier directives are already the subject of a pending High Court application. ... Read More »

Why Service Providers Should Combine LoRaWAN and Cellular IoT (NB-IoT/LTE-M) – IoT For All

In the past, technologies like BLE, Z-WAVE, etc. have dominated unlicensed spectrum based Internet of Things—IoT—deployment, especially for low power local deployments such as smart home applications. At the same time, mobile network operators have primarily focused on SIM-based M2M applications, such as connected vending machines, connected cars, and so on. Such M2M applications were primarily driven by higher throughput, ... Read More »

Zim mobile network operator receives another government order to block internet – Citizen

Zimbabwe’s largest mobile network operator, Econet Wireless, has notified millions of subscribers it received another directive to shut down internet access, a move critics say is aimed at stifling criticism of President Emerson Mnangagwa’s government amid unrest sparked by a steep fuel price increase. “At 10:05pm [on] 17 January 2019, we were served with another directive for total shutdown of ... Read More »

Analyst Angle: Smart Cities Should Use Public/Private Partnerships to Deploy Smart Cities – RCR Wireless News

All municipalities are challenged to implement a smart cities strategy. There is interest to ensure that the mobile infrastructure can provide excellent coverage and meet the ever increasing capacity demands. They also want to implement smart city applications to streamline their municipal operations, provide information data, and improve services for their citizen. But while there are many studies showing the ... Read More »

Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: MS, EA, CRM, PCG, S & more – CNBC

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: div > > p:first-child”> Morgan Stanley – Morgan Stanley reported quarterly profit of 80 cents per share, missing the 89 cents a share consensus estimate. Revenue was also below forecasts, with CEO James Gorman saying the firm’s results were impacted by the volatile global market environment. Electronic Arts – Jefferies ... Read More »

South African suburbs with the highest mobile speeds – Vodacom, MTN, Telkom, Cell C, and Rain compared – MyBroadband

MyBroadband Insights has released its Q4 2018 Mobile Network Quality Report, which shows that people in Gauteng enjoy the highest average mobile speeds. The report is based on 383,479 speed tests which were performed by thousands of MyBroadband Android Speed Test App users across South Africa between 1 October 2018 and 31 December 2018. To ensure a neutral testing environment, ... Read More »

Alphabet’s Loon brings on former telecom execs to advise – RCR Wireless News

Alphabet’s Loon, which focuses on bringing balloon-based connectivity to remote areas, is adding former telecom executives from some of the largest mobile operators to a new advisory board focused on commercialization and network operator partnerships. The three founding members of Loon’s new advisory board include telecom industry veteran Craig McCaw, formerly of McCaw Communications, Nextel and Clearwire, and currently chairman ... Read More »

MTN best mobile network in South Africa – MyBroadband Insights report – Creamer Media's Engineering News

Mobile operator MTN has secured the top position in MyBroadband Insights’ fourth-quarter 2018 ‘Mobile Network Quality’ report. The quarterly report revealed MTN as South Africa’s best mobile network, based on 383 479 speed tests conducted between October 1 and December 31, 2018. Advertisement MTN achieved a network quality score of ten – the highest value obtainable when comparing the relative ... Read More »