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Econet sponsors first ever NBA Basketball game on African soil

02 August 2015 | 2583 Views
Econet Wireless founder Mr Strive Masiyiwa has said on Facebook that the wireless company is sponsoring "the first ever NBA Basketball game on African soil."The event will be held in Johan...
by Moyo Roy

Econet boss quits

31 July 2015 | 8309 Views
Econet Wireless Zimbabwe today announced the resignation of Stanley Henning from his position as Chief Commercial and Customer Service Officer. Stanley left his position on July 30 to pursue p...
by Ndou Paul

Billionaire promised MDC-T $1 million

26 July 2015 | 6180 Views
Econet Wireless founder Mr Strive Masiyiwa pledged US$1 million to support MDC-T's 2008 ill-fated election campaign, it emerged in court on Friday.The Sunday Mail reported that claims were ma...
by Staff reporter

Econet, Zimbabwe govt on a collision course

25 July 2015 | 7140 Views
The Zimbabwe government is on a collision course with Econet, the country's biggest mobile network operator over compulsory telecommunications infrastructure sharing.Information, Communica...
by Staff reporter

Econet join bandwagon, tell employees to immediately stop reporting for duty

23 July 2015 | 7702 Views
Econet Wireless handed letters of dismissal to several workers between Monday and yesterday, informing them to immediately stop reporting for duty since their contracts have been cancelled....
by Staff reporter

Zimbabwean mobile number portability faces glitches

21 July 2015 | 4928 Views
Zimbabwean operators are slow in adopting mobile number portability (MNP) as they are not opening up their numbering systems to subscribers intending to switch to other networks, according to ITWeb. I...
by Staff reporter

Workers Union, Econet clash over salary cuts

10 July 2015 | 1878 Views
Zimbabwe Banks and Allied Workers Union (Zibawu) is entangled in a bitter wrangle with Econet Wireless Zimbabwe (Econet)'s wholly owned subsidiary Steward Bank over the bank's decision to cut empl...
by Staff reporter

Econet, Telecel and NetOne get 90 day ultimatum

10 July 2015 | 5348 Views
Government has given mobile network operators a 90-day ultimatum to conclude and launch infrastructure sharing. This follows prolonged discussions which include consultations that started ...
by Staff reporter

Econet seeking 15% price cut from suppliers

08 July 2015 | 3699 Views
Econet Wireless Zimbabwe is seeking a 15 percent price cut from both international and local suppliers as part of the group's cost cutting measures.The group in a statement said a task force, ...
by Staff reporter

Econet launches mobile extension service

24 June 2015 | 6240 Views
Mobile telecommunications firm Econet Wireless last Friday launched a service that allows farmers to access extension services from experts through the phone.Dubbed "Dial-a-Mudhumeni", the se...
by New Ziana

Econet Wireless to be disconnected

23 June 2015 | 12476 Views
Econet Wireless is set to be disconnected by the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz).Potraz is targeting value-added services (VAS) due to auto registra...
by Staff Reporter

Econet cuts staff salaries by 35%

20 June 2015 | 10566 Views
ECONET Wireless, Zimbabwe's largest mobile phone company, is cutting salaries by 35 percent across the board starting in July. The cuts will also be felt at Econet's subsidiaries, Steward Bank, Mutare...
by Clemence Manyukwe

Econet to disconnect cellphone lines

17 June 2015 | 16887 Views
ZIMBABWE's largest mobile network operator with over 9 million subscribers, Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, says it will disconnect all Econet lines that have not been in use for the past six months effecti...
by Ndou Paul

Econet acquires Redan Gas

14 June 2015 | 7136 Views
ECONET Wireless Zimbabwe (EWZ) has acquired Redan Gas in a deal that is expected to broaden its renewable energy portfolio.Econet could neither confirm nor deny the transaction last week....
by Staff reporter

Liquid telecom launched free call service in Zimbabwe

14 June 2015 | 6140 Views
Liquid Telecom as subsidiary of Econet Wireless has launched free voice calls from 0867 to 0867 numbers. This is according to an advert in today's Sunday Mail....
by Staff reporter

Harare City Council demands closure of Econet Shop

05 June 2015 | 3810 Views
The Harare City Council has reportedly demanded the closure of the Econet Shop operating at Huruyadzo Shopping Centre so that the vendors should occupy the space where it has erected its booster....
by Stephen Jakes

Delta, Econet join Africa's top companies

03 June 2015 | 4063 Views
Delta and Econet have earned a place among top 250 companies in Africa, underlying the two companies strength despite the tough economic environment obtaining in the country. According to ...
by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe mobile telcos facing tough times

01 June 2015 | 3645 Views
Zimbabwe mobile telecoms operators are facing a tough financial year ahead with voice revenues and profitability likely to take a further knock as the government will effect a further voice tariff red...
by Staff reporter

Econet under attack for swindling customers through data bundles

01 June 2015 | 6141 Views
The Zimbabwe's largest mobile communication company Econet has come under fire for selling Facebook data bundles which last less than the period which they are prescribed to last amid threats by c...
by Stephen Jakes

Econet hikes data charges

29 May 2015 | 6562 Views
ECONET Wireless Zimbabwe has placed itself on a collision course with subscribers after it introduced a higher cost regime for social media bundles - making it the most expensive network provider in t...
by Oliver Kazunga and Molline Gagare

Econet profits plummet by 41%

21 May 2015 | 3732 Views
Econet Wireless reported a 41% drop in profits, dragged down by significant tariff cuts, punitive regulatory measures and a deflationary economic environment in the country. Profit for the year en...
by Staff reporter

Econet mulling a major restructuring exercise

17 May 2015 | 5101 Views
ECONET Wireless Zimbabwe (EWZ) is believed to be mulling a major restructuring exercise through which a sizable chunk of its workforce will be laid off while some business units will be consolidated i...
by Staff reporter

Woman impersonate Econet, to defraud unsuspecting clients

16 May 2015 | 3109 Views
A woman has been dragged to court for impersonating Econet and allegedly defrauding an unsuspecting client who paid a total of $38 which was meant for purchasing two solar lights and mobile phone....
by Stephen Jakes

'Econet stole my idea'

14 May 2015 | 7692 Views
Econet Wireless is likely to face a lawsuit after reportedly hijacking a mobile savings scheme targeting low-income women's grassroots groups.The company was recently embroiled in a media sto...
by Staff reporter

Harare demands cable rentals from Econet

13 May 2015 | 3356 Views
Cash-strapped Harare City Council has extended its fishing net to underground cables laid down by telecommunications firms and is demanding monthly rentals for the property. Council busine...
by Staff reporter

Econet unveils EcoCash Savings Club

07 May 2015 | 4938 Views
Mobile telecoms operator Econet Wireless has launched 'EcoCash Savings Club', a new mobile product to support savings groups across the country.According to Econet anyone registered on EcoCash...
by Staff reporter

Econet & Telecel: A tale of two telecoms companies

01 May 2015 | 3387 Views
Twenty years ago, in the mid-1990s, a young telecoms engineer came across an idea for the future and brought it to Zimbabwe.He wanted to operate a mobile telephone service business. It was unh...
by Alex Magaisa

Econet and Steward Bank: Corporate bullying with a huge stink

15 April 2015 | 2783 Views
I HATE bullies, be they human or corporate. Their intention is to instill the fear of God, mainly to avoid scrutiny. I had this feeling about Econet Wireless and Steward Bank in the past few weeks aft...
by Eliphas Taonezvi

MTN on the verge of expanding into Zimbabwe

13 April 2015 | 5609 Views
THERE are strong indications the MTN Group is on the verge of expanding to Zimbabwe where government has recently cancelled the operating license of the second-biggest mobile network operator....
by Savious Kwinika I CAJ News

Econet resume DStv Zimbabwe EcoCash payment plan

13 April 2015 | 3135 Views
The MulitChoice Zimbabwe popularly known as DStv EcoCash payment plan which was a few weeks ago temporarily discontinued has been resumed.This was revealed by Econet this week through me...
by Stephen Jakes

Econet in internet blackout

13 April 2015 | 2833 Views
ECONET subscribers in some parts of the country yesterday faced challenges communicating on the data network."I'm on Econet and have been trying to communicate on the internet but have bee...
by Staff reporter

Econet pays Nyambirai $40 million for cutting deals

10 April 2015 | 3689 Views
TN Holdings (now Lifestyle Holdings) founder and CEO Tawanda Nyambirai was reportedly paid a staggering $39.9 million by the country's leading telecoms giant Econet Wireless in September last year...
by Staff reporter

Journalists petition Econet over media raid

09 April 2015 | 3326 Views
More than 100 journalists under MISA-Zimbabwe and ZUJ today submitted a petition to Steward Bank and Econet Wireless expressing their disapproval of the two companies' raid on the Source news age...
by Thobekile Zhou

'The Source' hits brick wall in Econet case

08 April 2015 | 3188 Views
A BID by Source-Net (Pvt) Ltd - a Reuters-affiliated business news agency, whose newsroom was raided by Econet recently - to have the matter referred to the Constitutional Court last week hit a brick ...
by Daniel Nemukuyu

No free WhatsApp calls on Econet's social network bundles

01 April 2015 | 6374 Views
Zimbabweans don't have access to WhatsApp's voice calling feature on Econet's social network bundles as the mobile operator says users must pay for this service separately.It offers unlimited ...
by Staff reporter

Newswire raid widely condemned

30 March 2015 | 968 Views
The offices in Harare of Zimbabwean business and financial news agency The Source were raided by police and lawyers from Zimbabwe's largest mobile phone operator on March 26, an act condemned by the T...
by Staff reporter

Govt threatens Econet

30 March 2015 | 5682 Views
Government last night gave Econet Wireless up to Friday to remove its telecommunications equipment that of its sister company Liquid Telecomms from State Infrastructure after the mobile operator r...
by Staff reporter

Zim government, Econet cross swords

29 March 2015 | 2764 Views
GOVERNMENT and Econet Wireless Zimbabwe have crossed swords over the former's stated intention to coax investors in the mobile telecommunications sector to share infrastructure, raising a protracted s...
by Staff reporter

Econet, Steward Bank instil fear of the devil into newsrooms

28 March 2015 | 1966 Views
The Press Release from Steward Bank regarding the Raid on The Source News Agency, dated 27th March 2015 and apparently authored by Mtetwa & Nyambirai Legal Practitioners has been placed in the pub...
by The Source

Reporters humiliate Econet

28 March 2015 | 4220 Views
ANGRY journalists from all the country's national newspapers yesterday humiliated Econet Wireless and walked out of a press conference called by executives of the mobile phone operator's banking unit...
by Felex Share

ZUJ to petition Econet on blatant abuse of journalists

27 March 2015 | 1236 Views
Journalists have today disrupted and walked out of a Press Conference organised by Econet Wireless subsidiary Steward Bank, in protest over a raid on a business agency, The Source. Econet raid...
by Thobekile Zhou

Prof Jonathan Moyo outraged as Econet raids news agency

27 March 2015 | 3066 Views
Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo says he is outraged by Econet Wireless's raid on Reuters affiliated news agency, The Source, saying the constitutionality...
by Staff reporter

Econet Wireless clamps down on Zimbabwe media freedom?

26 March 2015 | 6532 Views
ZIMBABWE business news agency, The Source, was raided this afternoon by the Deputy sheriff's department following a High Court order granted to Zimbabwe mobile phone operator Econet Wireless and Stew...
by Staff reporter

Econet loses tariff appeal

25 March 2015 | 1963 Views
Mobile telecommunications giant Econet Wireless was last Friday forced to eat a humble pie when the Supreme Court quizzed how its lawyers filed a hopeless case as an appeal. Econet had so...
by Staff reporter

Econet loses $320 000 airtime

24 March 2015 | 3277 Views
On February 28 this year, Mhembere was entrusted by his employer to sell recharge cards worth $325 512. Mhembere is alleged to have sold the airtime and converted the money to his own use...
by Staff reporter

'Econet, Steward Bank seizure court order violates freedom of expression'

21 March 2015 | 1805 Views
ZIMBABWE business news agency, The Source, yesterday challenged a High Court order granted to Zimbabwe mobile phone operator Econet Wireless and Steward Bank to have the publication withdraw some ...
by Staff reporter

'Telephone health services are illegal, unprofessional and unethical'

16 March 2015 | 1683 Views
ECONET Wireless's Dial-A-Doc is operating illegally as it is not approved by the Medical and Dental Practitioners' Council of Zimbabwe (MDPCZ), an official has said.The MDPCZ and the Healt...
by Staff reporter

Mobile network operators urged to improve security for money transfer agents

13 March 2015 | 1358 Views
Mobile Network services that provide money transfer services through their agents have been urged to tighten their security systems so as to reduce the number of defraud cases.Since the introd...
by Mandlenkosi Chinula

Is Econet trying to force us to buy Facebook bundles

09 March 2015 | 2908 Views
4:24pm, Mar 9 - ‪+263 8* *** ****‬: Dear editor, Allow me to express my views on one of the country's leading mobile operator Econet. Econet has data bundle...
by Econet Customer

Econet's Dial-A-Doc operating illegally

08 March 2015 | 1289 Views
ECONET Wireless's Dial-A-Doc is operating illegally as it is not approved by the Medical and Dental Practitioners' Council of Zimbabwe (MDPCZ), an official has said.The MDPCZ and the Health Pr...
by Shamiso Yikoniko

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