TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Econet speaks on network disruption

ECONET Wireless Zimbabwe, the country's largest telecom operator, has said the disruption of service it experienced Monday morning was due to issues arising from some of its billing nodes.A company sp...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 February 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Strive Masiyiwa to return home?

Government has invited one of the country's richest but self-exiled businessman Strive Masiyiwa to come back home.He is expected home next month for the first time 18 years, in what could be the bigge...

By Staff reporter | Published: 09 February 2018

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Econet Wireless ventures into car insurance

LEADING telecommunications company, Econet Wireless Zimbabwe has ventured into car insurance business to provide road traffic accident cover and comprehensive cover for vehicles.The firm said its insu...

By Staff reporter | Published: 30 January 2018

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Econet to exit Zimbabwe?

Economic think tank, Business Monitor International (BMI), has not ruled out that Econet Wireless Zimbabwe might decide to exit the market, especially as recent decisions by the regulator impact its p...

By Ngoni Shenjere | Published: 29 January 2018

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Econet ordered to refund client, $128,000

HARARE High Court judge Justice Davison Moses Foroma has ordered Econet Wireless (Pvt) Ltd to reimburse $128 000 erroneously billed on its agent and customer, Antolice Enterprises (Pvt) Ltd's recharge...

By Staff reporter | Published: 29 January 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Econet's EcoFarmer partners Mercy Corps, ZFU

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe ( EWZ)'s EcoFarmer has partnered Mercy Corps and the Zimbabwe Farmers Union (ZFU), to help achieve rural food security and boost productivity by raising mobile literacy among ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 January 2018

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Econet ventures into solar energy

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe (Econet) is set to become one of the first companies in Zimbabwe to set up a photovoltaic power plant at its premises in Willowvale for own consumption. The Zimbabwe Energy Re...

By Staff reporter | Published: 09 January 2018

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Econet speaks on data blackout

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, whose millions of customers were affected by a data blackout last Tuesday, has leaped to Liquid Telecoms' defence, saying its bandwidth wholesaler did everything it could to ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 December 2017

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Econet has most valuable customers - report

A telecom industry report this week revealed that Econet Wireless Zimbabwe had the highest Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) of $8,57 between July and September this year, ahead of its main industry ri...

By Staff reporter | Published: 10 December 2017

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Econet revenue, market share surge

Leading mobile network operator (MNO) Econet Wireless Zimbabwe has extended its mobile market leadership by growing its revenue market share to 82 percent, and increasing its customer market share to ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 08 December 2017

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Econet eyes London listing

AFRICAN telecommunications group Econet is considering selling shares on the London Stock Exchange at a valuation of about $8 billion next year after combining new and existing assets, according to pe...

By Bloomberg | Published: 27 November 2017

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Vice Media, Econet announced new venture

Vice Media and Econet, the African telecom and Pay-TV operator, announced a new joint venture, Kwesé Vice, to launch Vice into Sub-Saharan Africa. This announcement came after the launch of Viceland ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 16 October 2017

BUSINESS NEWS

Econet gives back to community

For years, the question has been asked: Can a business create value for its shareholders by generating profits, and for its customers by offering products and services that meet their needs, while at ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 29 September 2017

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Econet launches mobile BP, sugar testing device

GIANT telecoms firm, Econet Wireless, has launched a hypertension and sugar level testing device in Bulawayo under its connected health initiative that seeks to enhance access to medical assistance us...

By Staff reporter | Published: 15 September 2017

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Econet declares cash dividend

ECONET Wireless Zimbabwe has declared a cash dividend of $10 million at 0.386 cents per share for the first quarter period ended May 31, 2017, reflecting the persistent foreign currency shortages in t...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 September 2017

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Econet quashes social media rumours

LEADING mobile money transfer service, EcoCash owned by Econet Wireless Zimbabwe has quashed rumours circulating on social media that it is closing accounts holding balances above $1 000 and not regis...

By Staff reporter | Published: 12 September 2017

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Econet owed over $26m

MOBILE telecommunications operator, Econet Wireless Zimbabwe (Econet), is owed over $26 million by local partners, a situation that has affected the firm's cash flow, chairman, James Myers, has said....

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 September 2017

BUSINESS NEWS

Econet unveils youth empowerment initiative

Zimbabwe's largest mobile network operator Econet Wireless Zimbabwe (Econet) yesterday unveiled a youth empowerment initiative, Elevate Virtual Agent Programme (Evap), which is expected to create 25 0...

By Staff reporter | Published: 06 September 2017

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Businessman loses airtime row against Econet

A Bulawayo businessman has been ordered to pay Econet Wireless more than $94 000 for the airtime recharge cards advanced to his company on credit.In addition, Mr Clifford Manungo lost a stand measurin...

By Staff reporter | Published: 06 September 2017

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Econet Msasa, Graniteside to be powered by solar

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe's offices in Msasa and Graniteside will be powered by solar energy by year end following the launch of Distributed Power Africa (DPA), a renewable energy-focused subsidiary of...

By Staff reporter | Published: 01 September 2017

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Zimbabwe cancels Econet's Kwese TV licence

Just a day after launch, Techzim can confirm that Econet has suspended selling Kwese TV in Zimbabwe. The suspension follows a statement issued by the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe last night whic...

By Staff reporter | Published: 24 August 2017

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Econetlife launches burial societies promotion

EconetLife, a subsidiary of Econet Wireless Zimbabwe has launched the "Mabhodho Zvakare Promotion" which encourages communities to band together and consolidate their local bereavement support groups ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 22 August 2017

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Econet reduces MasterCard international limits

ECONET Wireless' mobile money transfer service EcoCash says it will be implementing international limit restrictions on its MasterCard debit card due to foreign currency challenges being experienced i...

By Staff reporter | Published: 16 August 2017

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Econet sued over $1

Zimbabwe Development Party leader Mr Kisinoti Mukwazhe has taken a local mobile network service provider to the High Court for a dollar that he claims was unprocedurally deducted from his account.Mukw...

By Staff reporter | Published: 14 August 2017

FINANCIAL SERVICES

MBCA, Econet in talks over Ecocash

FOREIGN-owned bank MBCA and the country's largest mobile network provider Econet Wireless Zimbabwe are finalising a deal which will see the bank integrate with the latter's mobile money platform EcoCa...

By Staff reporter | Published: 09 August 2017
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