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  • Econet Wireless to reimburse customers

    January 18, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Econet Wireless to reimburse customers

    Econet Wireless, Zimbabwe’s leading telecommunications company has decided to reimburse customers who were affected by recent tariff hikes, which was subsequently reversed according to a report from News Day. Econet raised its prices on data and voice...

  • Ericsson and Econet Wireless Zimbabwe sign five-year deal

    November 24, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Ericsson and Econet Wireless Zimbabwe sign five-year deal

    Ericsson today announced that it has been selected as the sole supplier by Zimbabwe’s largest provider of telecommunications services, Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, for the company’s Core network upgrade program. The deal will see the companies working...

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    Afreximbank & Econet exploring African mobile payment platform

    November 6, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Afreximbank & Econet exploring African mobile payment platform

    African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) is exploring the option to introduce a mobile payment platform to support intra-African trade and payments. According to Jean-Louis Ekra, president of the bank: “This venture would essentially bring in around USD...

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    Zimbabwe: Econet joins fight against Ebola

    November 4, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Zimbabwe: Econet joins fight against Ebola

    Zimbabwe operator, Econet has joined the fight against Ebola. According to the operator, it has set up an Ebola Response Taskforce. The company revealed that the taskforce is made up of doctors and other specialists who report to a working party who are...

  • Econet rumoured to launch impidi TV service

    June 10, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Econet rumoured to launch impidi TV service

    Econet Wireless is rumoured to launch a new subscription and “pay-as-you-go” TV service called “impidi”. While there is no clear date of when the service will launch, the company is however actively seeking a marketing director....

  • IT News Africa Publisher joins AfricaCom Awards panel

    October 23, 2013 • Events, Southern AfricaComments Off on IT News Africa Publisher joins AfricaCom Awards panel

    A. S. Wakama, Publisher & Executive Editor of Africa’s technology news leader ITNewsAfrica.com, will form part of the judges line-up for the 6th Annual AfricaCom Awards, scheduled for 13 November 2013 in Cape Town. AfricaCom is Africa’s largest annual...

  • Econet launches 4G in Zimbabwe

    August 26, 2013 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Econet launches 4G in Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwean mobile operator Econet Wireless has become one the first operators in the country to launch 4G mobile services to their subscribers over the weekend. “This 4G Long Term Evolution service that we are bringing to our customers or the market is...

  • Zimbabwe: Regulator, Econet Wireless customers lock horns

    August 22, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Zimbabwe: Regulator, Econet Wireless customers lock horns

    Potraz, Zimbabwe’s telecommunications regulator, has reportedly forced the country’s largest mobile service provider, Econet, to reverse a 60% cut in user tariffs – a move that has been met with anger amongst the company’s subscribers. The issue has...

  • Call to regulate mobile banking in Zimbabwe

    October 30, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Call to regulate mobile banking in Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwe’s Deposit Protection Corporation corporate secretary Vusi Vuma has called on the Zimbabwean government to create legislation that will regulate mobile banking activities, as he claims service providers are abusing the system. “Most mobile...

  • Zimbabwe’s Econet reverses decison on NetOne

    August 27, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Zimbabwe’s Econet reverses decison on NetOne

    Last week it was reported that Zimbabwean mobile service provider Econet cut off all interconnection services between itself and mobile operator NetOne – reportedly over an outstanding multimillion Dollar debt. In a recent development reported by The...

  • Zimbabwe’s Econet cuts off NetOne over debt

    August 24, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Zimbabwe’s Econet cuts off NetOne over debt

    Zimbabwean mobile service provider Econet has cut off all interconnection services between itself and mobile operator NetOne over a multimillion dollar debt that is owed to Econet by NetOne. It was revealed that the company is owed as much as $20 million...

  • New legislation to force co-operation between Zim mobile operators

    August 13, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on New legislation to force co-operation between Zim mobile operators

    Zimbabwe’s Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (POTRAZ) is in the process of finalising new licensing agreements with mobile phone operators in the country. The aim is to encourage co-operation between the service providers while keeping the...

  • SMS fading in popularity in Zimbabwe

    July 16, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (7)

    The advent of new, cost-effective methods of communication – including Skype, WhatsApp Messenger and Facebook – in Zimbabwe has diluted the impact of Short Message Service (SMS) claims a report in The Standard.   Per second billed calls, together...

  • MMS comes to Zimbabwe

    December 14, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MMS comes to Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwean mobile network provider Econet has started a free trial period that will allow users on its network to send Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS), a first for Zimbabwean mobile phone users. Multimedia Messaging Service allows users to send pictures...

  • Econet to launch Eco Cash mobile money

    September 9, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Econet to launch Eco Cash mobile money

    Mobile operator Econet Wireless says it plans to launch its mobile money platform Eco-Cash at the end of September 2011. The system will allow its over 5 million subscribers to make payments of less than $20 using their mobile phones. “With critical...

  • African operators kick off LTE trials

    July 27, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on African operators kick off LTE trials

    Ericsson is currently conducting Long Term Evolution (LTE) trials with a number of African mobile operators including Econet, Movicel and Unitel. This is according Magnus Mchunguzi, Ericsson South Africa Managing Director. “It is interesting that for the...