Telecoms mogul Masiyiwa named UK’s first black billionaire
The Zimbabwean-born businessman’s wealth is reported to be £1.087 billion, which elevates him into the ranks of Britain’s super-rich.Staff Writer
Econet’s DPA announces new commercial power supply partnership in Kenya
Alliance with Électricité De France aims to accelerate access to affordable solar energy.
Econet seeks to stabilise with share buy-back scheme
Management confident company can repay debt obligations, despite precarious position.
Zimbabwe’s Econet capitalises on boost in digital traffic
Onset of COVID-19 appears to be boosting digital adoption and related support services such as SMS and data.
Zimbabwe under new lockdown as COVID-19 infections spike
Telecommunication and FinTech firms continue to operate as essential services.
Econet, X’s Project Taara to roll out new optical wireless tech
Technology uses beams of light to deliver high-speed, high-capacity connectivity over long distances.
Zimbabwe: Econet pushes for reduction in smartphone customs duties
Company lobbies authorities and cites opportunity to encourage more widespread adoption, increase smartphone penetration rate.
Innovation to help travellers in Africa comply with COVID-19 protocols
Econet, PanaBIOS unveil new applications to digitise pandemic certificates.
Malawi engages Econet’s Masiyiwa for affordable internet
Authorities look for a way to address the increasing cost of data.