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.
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.
Feb 9, 2023

Local currency issues hamper Zimbabwe’s telecoms operators

Telecoms operators are struggling to access foreign currency to pay international vendors of equipment, licenses and other suppliers.
Apr 14, 2022

Ballooning inflation bursts Zimbabwe’s mobile telecommunications bubble

Industry regulator releases report documenting impact of economic challenges on mobile telecommunications.
Mar 1, 2022

Econet and Ericsson launch 5G in Zimbabwe

Companies say 5G solutions will boost capacity and user experience with faster network speeds and response times.
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.
Dec 1, 2021

Econet scores as demand for broadband spikes in Zimbabwe

Data income growth outstrips voice as company leverages broadband demand.
Nov 26, 2021

Zimbabwe changes tax regulation on data, smartphones

Government looks to generate more revenue from employees that work from home.

Tax burden too heavy say Zim telcos

Industry appeals to authorities to cut taxes and remove duties levied amid increasing economic pressure.
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.