Econet ups 5G ante, sees opportunities in emerging tech

Econet Wireless is deepening 5G coverage in Zimbabwe, after adding 12 base stations in the financial year ended February.
Tawanda Karombo
24 May

Old Mutual wades into Zimbabwe fintech space with O’mari

The unveiling of O’mari platform has heightened fintech competition in Zimbabwe, a market that is dominated by Econet’s EcoCash, and Innbucks.
Apr 28, 2023

Free-falling Zimbabwe currency prompts telecom tariff hikes

The regulator approved an industry-wide 50 percent tariff increase in February and another 50 percent effective April 1, 2023 for telecom products and services.
Apr 24, 2023

Zimbabwe to launch gold-backed digital currency

Zimbabwe, which has been battling run-away inflation, is hoping to stabilise the local unit with the digital currency.
Apr 18, 2023

Data privacy furore over campaign texts erupts in Zimbabwe

Political parties in Zimbabwe have amplified communications ahead of the August polls, which has led to unsolicited messages being sent out to citizens.
Apr 5, 2023

Fintech Mukuru launches drive-thru service in Zimbabwe

The fintech says safety remains a top priority, and the drive-thru idea proved to be the safest and most convenient option for its customers.

Zimbabwe targets 75% internet penetration by 2025

Zimbabwe's mobile penetration rate is expected to increase to 75.4 % by 2025 from the current 61.3%.
Mar 17, 2023

MTN Group chair Mcebisi Jonas identity mimicked in CSI fraud

Mcebisi Jonas is being impersonated as false representatives reach out to the public requesting funding towards MTN foundation projects.

Zimbabwe launches IMF-backed economics data portal

The National Summary Data Page will serve as a one-stop publication for disseminating data on Zimbabwe's economy.
Mar 10, 2023

Zimbabwe to witness pioneering VMware SD-WAN implementation

Phase one of the 60 sites where the solution that delivers SD-WAN from the cloud, will soon be implemented in Zimbabwe.
Mar 2, 2023

Ericsson expands Econet alliance in aggressive 5G push

Ericsson will upgrade the telco’s existing Evolved Packet Core network to cloud-native dual-mode 5G Core, as well as upgrade the Unified Data Management solution.

Zimbabwe telcos given green light on 50% tariff increase

Liquid Intelligent Technologies and Econet Zimbabwe have welcomed the development.
Feb 16, 2023

Zimbabwe ISP Dandemutande invests US$5m to stretch fibre

Company teams up with BCX to roll out a fibre network expansion project.