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Mobile Services  |  Zimbabwe: Econet’s Customers Unhappy With Network Outages

Econet Zimbabwe - the country’s largest mobile network operator, has had to issue an apology to its customers for yet another network outage. The outage reportedly left subscribers with no access to data services, although the mobile money services were, ...
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Telecom  |  Econet Hikes Data Prices By 225 Percent As Zimbabwe Reels From Covid-19 - Reports

Econet Wireless has reportedly hiked its data prices by up to 225 percent overnight earlier this week – sparking much anger from hard-up Zimbabweans. The increase in the cost of data could not have come at a worse time for ...
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Zimbabwe: Econet Wireless Calls On Suppliers To Slash Prices Amid Covid-19

Econet Wireless, Zimbabwe’s largest mobile operator, has called on its suppliers to consider cutting prices by a minimum of 20% from May 1 due to the tough economic environment that has been brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. The telco’s ...

Econet Welcomes New Deputy CEO

Zimbabwe’s Econet Wireless recently announced that Roy Chimanikire had been appointed as the company’s new Deputy Chief Executive Officer and that he had stepped into the role on 1 April 2020. Mr Chimanikire joined Econet Wireless in 2009 from Deloitte ...

Zimbabwe’s Econet Wireless Dismisses Allegations Of Shutting Down Due To Coronavirus - Reports

Zimbabwe’s Econet has vehemently denied claims that it had shut down its stores due to the coronavirus epidemic. This follows a social media post that was purportedly from an Econet staff member claiming that the company had shut down due ...

Econet To Join Race For Ethiopia Licence - Reports

Econet Global, the telco owned by Zimbabwean billionaire Strive Masiyiwa, as revealed that it is keen to get its hands on a telecoms licence in Ethiopia, which is opening up its industry to foreign investors for the first time. Ethiopia plans ...

Zimbabwe’s Econet Wireless Hikes Up Data Tariffs Due To Inflation

Econet Wireless, Zimbabwe’s largest mobile network operator, has revealed that it has hiked its data and SMS tariffs by an average of 25 percent. Zimbabwe’s Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) had last reviewed its tariff structure in October 2019 following the ...

Zimbabwe: Econet Wireless Repositions Focus To Showcase Digital Opportunities

Econet Wireless, the largest mobile network operator in Zimbabwe, has launched a marketing communication campaign to position the company as a digital lifestyle service that enhances people’s lives. In a statement, the mobile operator confirmed that the campaign is already ...

Zimbabwe’s Econet Shuts Down Post-Paid Platform

Zimbabwe’s drastically inflationary economic environment has forced the nation’s biggest telco, Econet Wireless, to cancel contract line arrangements, forcing post-paid subscribers to pay in advance for roaming and talk time. Local companies are struggling under the pressure of continuous fee ...

Econet Joins Forces With American Startup For Artificial Intelligence Solutions

Zimbabwe’s Econet Global Group has announced their partnership with the American startup, Atlas AI. The announcement was made by Strive Masiyiwa, Econet’s Executive Chairman and Founder and Executive Chairman, recently in Accra, Ghana. Masiyiwa said that the important partnership would ...

Econet Tries To Secure Share Buy-Back Approval To Repay Debts

Zimbabwe's telco Econet Wireless wants to secure shareholder approval for a share buy-back scheme and the placement of unissued shares under the management of directors at the company's upcoming AGM on 24 September 2019. In a letter to shareholders this ...

Econet’s Struggle To Repatriate Funds Causes More Problems For Kwese TV

The telecoms firm Econet Wireless is experiencing trouble in its mission to repatriate funds from Zimbabwe. This situation has caused it not to pay creditors and therefore, created significant challenges for the already troubled Econet Media-owned Kwese TV. The CEO ...