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
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.
Masiyiwa tight-lipped about ‘next business chapter’
Zimbabwean billionaire and telecommunications tycoon hints at “key business moves” after retiring from Econet board.
Tesh Durvasula appointed CEO of Africa Data Centres
Durvasula will be responsible for driving growth, innovation and strategy of Cassava Technologies’ datacentres.
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.
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.
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.