Strive Masiyiwa

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
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.

Venture capitalist ploughs US$50m into Cassava

Partnership with C5 Capital bolsters Cassava Technologies’ efforts to accelerate digital transformation in Africa.

Masiyiwa’s daughter appointed to Econet Wireless board

Development has happened weeks after Strive Masiyiwa’s resignation his position on the board.
Feb 28, 2022

Masiyiwa tight-lipped about ‘next business chapter’

Zimbabwean billionaire and telecommunications tycoon hints at “key business moves” after retiring from Econet board.
Feb 7, 2022

Tesh Durvasula appointed CEO of Africa Data Centres

Durvasula will be responsible for driving growth, innovation and strategy of Cassava Technologies’ datacentres.
Jan 25, 2022

Econet’s Strive Masiyiwa now worth US$2.7bn

A 750% surge in Econet shares boosts entrepreneur’s net worth, according to Forbes report.

Africa Data Centres pumps billions into SA facilities

The carrier-neutral data centre provider invests R4 billion in its Johannesburg data centre expansion, and outlines plans to build a fourth location in SA.
Nov 10, 2021

Econet centralises offering with Cassava Technologies launch

Cassava Technologies encompasses Liquid Intelligent Technologies, Africa Data Centres, Liquid Cloud, Sasai Fintech, Vaya Technologies, and Distributed Power Technologies.

IFC confirms investment in Liquid to boost tech infrastructure across Africa

IFC’s latest investment in Liquid follows its investment in the company in February 2021 through Liquid’s bond placement on Euronext Dublin, Ireland’s main stock exchange.
Jul 15, 2021

High demand for financial inclusion driving SSA’s mobile money payments

The race to take Africa’s payments industry online is speeding up says Aida Diarra, head of Visa in Sub Saharan Africa.

Liquid lays 100 000km fibre connectivity across Africa

Countries including Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia have been connected.