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Econet is a key player in Zimbabwean politics

05 March 2015 | 2360 Views
Econet Wireless Zimbabwe has over the years come to be a key player in Zimbabwe's national political economy.  Recently, a local weekly The Zimbabwe Independent published a story on its front pag...
by Takura Zhangazha

New rules for money transfer agencies

05 March 2015 | 2138 Views
The RBZ has introduced new regulations for money transfer agencies and bureaux de change, change foreigners barred from having shareholding in the institutions. Morris Mpofu, the central b...
by Staff reporter

Econet accused of airtime cheating

04 March 2015 | 5195 Views
CUSTOMERS have accused Econet Wireless, Zimbabwe's largest mobile network operator, of fleecing them by providing substandard services.Econet Wireless customers have recently taken to social m...
by CAJ News

Zapu threatens Econet with court action

26 February 2015 | 2937 Views
Zapu has threatened telecommunications giant Econet with court action for blocking its Ecocash Biller account.According to documents in possession of this newspaper, the party approached Econe...
by Staff reporter

Govt mulls data tariff reduction

26 February 2015 | 1732 Views
The Government is considering a further reduction in mobile broadband rate to ensure access by all users. In an interview with TechnoMag, Information Communication Technology, Postal and Couri...
by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe's ATMs allow cardless transactions

19 February 2015 | 4990 Views
Zimbabwe's Econet Wireless has switched on airtime purchases and cardless mobile money transactions on automated teller machines (ATMs) owned by Steward Bank, which it controls, ...
by Fin24

Econet launches Dial-a Doctor service

11 February 2015 | 2376 Views
Econet Wireless, through its Eco Health arm, today launched the Dial-a-Doctor service meant to bridge the gap in access to medical services in Zimbabwe.The service enables subscribers to talk...
by Rumbidzayi Zinyuke

EcoCash tariffs slashed

03 February 2015 | 3420 Views
ECONET Wireless has marginally reduced charges for sending money to registered customers via EcoCash, starting this month. However, tariffs for sending money to unregistered customers and cash out se...
by Charity Ruzvidzo

NetOne now Zimbabwe's second largest mobile operator

27 January 2015 | 4673 Views
State-owned NetOne's active subscribers have surpassed Telecel Zimbabwe (Telecel)'s to become the country's second largest mobile network operator, according to latest statistics from the Postal and T...
by Staff reporter

Econet CEO scoops business leadership awards

20 January 2015 | 5219 Views
Zimbabwe continues to receive global recognition for its entrepreneurship, with Econet Wireless Zimbabwe CEO Douglas Mboweni recently receiving a top international award for business leadership....
by Staff reporter

SIM card registration under probe

18 January 2015 | 2414 Views
SOME mobile phone users in the country may find themselves answering to crimes they would not have committed because of cellphone SIM cards that could have been registered in their names without the...
by Tinomuda Chakanyuka

Ex-Econet boss jailed

10 January 2015 | 3399 Views
EX-ECONET Bulawayo accounts manager was yesterday slapped with a five year jail term after he was convicted of defrauding the company of airtime worth more than $90,000 in 2012.Morgan Jange, 3...
by Thandeka Moyo

Delta, Econet among top 30 listed companies in Africa

09 January 2015 | 3444 Views
Delta Corporation is among the top 30 listed companies in Africa by share price performance and earnings for 2014, according to Hartland-Peel Africa Equity Research. According to the Hartl...
by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe welcomes fourth mobile telecom operator

07 January 2015 | 11758 Views
Powertel, a subsidiary of state owned power company, Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) Holdings, has been unveiled as the southern African country's fourth mobile network service.Cu...
by Staff reporter

Econet finally slashes tariffs

04 January 2015 | 3372 Views
The country's largest telecommunications company, Econet Wireless has slashed tariffs by more than 30 percent in line with a Government directive which came into effect on January 1, 2015 in spite o...
by Staff Reporter

Econet to drag Potraz to court over 15c voice tariffs

02 January 2015 | 7406 Views
A POTRACTED legal battle is brewing between Econet Wireless Zimbabwe and the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) over its directive to slash voice tariffs from 23 c...
by Staff Reporter

Econet refuses to slash voice tariffs

30 December 2014 | 9156 Views
Mobile operators, NetOne and Telecel have moved in to comply with the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ)'s directive to slash voice tariffs from 23 cents to 15 cen...
by Staff Reporter

'Econet opera bundles, fraud at its highest'

21 December 2014 | 4131 Views
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by Concerned Citizen

'Econet's internet services bad'

20 December 2014 | 5656 Views
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by Concerned Citizen

iWayAfrica offers global bandwidth to customers in Zimbabwe

08 December 2014 | 2930 Views
iWayAfrica, a leading ISP in Zimbabwe, and part of the Gondwana Group of ISPs, is first to offer managed, global bandwidth as a service to corporate customers. The cloud-based service is enabled by Di...
by Staff reporter

Econet named Super Brand

08 December 2014 | 2286 Views
Zimbabwe's biggest mobile operator, Econet Wireless, was the toast of this year's Superbrand Awards after it was crowned the overall Superbrand of the Year on Friday. The Superbrand Awards...
by Staff reporter

'Econet Wireless is continuously failing us, its users'

06 December 2014 | 5488 Views
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by Concerned Citizen

Telecel Zimbabwe up for sale

03 December 2014 | 2624 Views
VimpelCom intends to sell its shareholding in Telecel Zimbabwe and has invited bids from interested investors, the Herald reported. VimpelCom owns 60 percent of Telecel Zimbabwe, and the r...
by Staff reporter

Econet, NetOne and Telecel ripping off subscribers

30 November 2014 | 6121 Views
The government says mobile telecommunications companies are ripping off subscribers through high charges for mobile money transfer services.This was revealed at the annual ICTs Achievers Award...
by Staff reporter

Ericsson, Econet sign five-year deal

24 November 2014 | 2482 Views
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 ...
by Staff writer

Econet ventures into gas

12 November 2014 | 5503 Views
Econet Wireless plans to venture into the gas business  in December according to sources. The paper provides a quote from communications manager Ranga Mberi who does not confirm or deny t...
by Staff reporter

Econet partners Western Union to increase EcoCash reach

06 November 2014 | 3029 Views
Money remittance company Western Union has followed in the footsteps of MoneyGram and partnered with EcoCash for diaspora remittances into Zimbabwe. Econet today announced its partnership with...
by Staff reporter

Econet disappoints loyal customer

02 November 2014 | 2987 Views
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Econet acquires TN Medical

30 October 2014 | 2869 Views
Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited has wholly acquired TN Medical-owned by the group's former chairman Tawanda Nyambirai for undisclosed amount. This comes as Econet last year took over Nyam...
by Staff reporter

One wallet posts massive loss as Ecocash flourishes

24 October 2014 | 3097 Views
Government owned mobile phone operator NetOne generated a paltry US$1 194 in revenue from its mobile banking platform One Wallet for the year ending December 31 2012 after investing close to a qua...
by Staff reporter

Econet to relaunch Ecolife

24 October 2014 | 2292 Views
Econet Wireless will reintroduce its mobile phone based insurance service Ecolife, scrapped two years back after a contractual dispute with the service's software providers, to counter competition...
by Staff reporter

Econet upgrades its call centre

23 October 2014 | 2612 Views
Econet Wireless Zimbabwe has spent $2,5 million for the upgrading of a new contact centre which has increased capacity to over 400%. The new platform will enable Econet contact centre ope...
by Staff reporter

Voice call tariffs to be reduced

21 October 2014 | 2339 Views
Voice calls will from December be reduced by more than 30% after the Postal and Telecommunications Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) adopted a new pricing model to regulate the local industry.Pre...
by Staff reporter

Econet buys Telecel

20 October 2014 | 13748 Views
Econet Wireless Global (EWG) has acquired the assets of Russian global telecoms operator, Vimpelcom, in the Eastern and Central African countries of Burundi and Central African Republic.E...
by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe cellphone companies prohibited from increasing tariffs

14 October 2014 | 1962 Views
Potraz says Mobile Network Operators must not increase tariffs above approached levels despite government imposing a five percent excise duty on airtime. Baxton Sirewu, Potraz's acting dir...
by Staff reporter

EcoSchool targets 70% local varsity students in 18 months

02 October 2014 | 2560 Views
ECONET Wireless Zimbabwe is targeting to register 70% of local university students on its digital education platform within 18 months, an executive said. Speaking at the EcoSchool national...
by Staff Reporter

Econet, Zimra to square off at court

30 September 2014 | 1784 Views
Mobile services provider Econet Wireless and the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority will next month square off at the Fiscal Appeal Court which is set to preside over their dispute on the classification ...
by Staff reporter

Big threat to Econet, Telecel, NetOne here soon

15 September 2014 | 5219 Views
One of the biggest threats to mobile operators - voice calls from WhatsApp - is expected to launch soon.In February 2014, WhatsApp chief executive Jan Koum said the company will add voice call...
by Staff reporter

Econet to partner Zimbabwe govt to improve economy

12 September 2014 | 4478 Views
Econet Zimbabwe is prepared to work with Government in stimulating economic revival through spearheading investments that develops infrastructure and creation of jobs. The company express...
by Staff reporter

Econet launches Buddie Beats platform for ringtones

08 September 2014 | 2335 Views
Econet Wireless has partnered with Bozza, an African music, video and poetry content system, to enable customers to access more songs for use as caller ringback tones, ITWeb reported. Bozz...
by Staff reporter

Telecel's James Makamba challenges Econet's Strive Masiyiwa

03 September 2014 | 5368 Views
It looks like the mobile wars between between Telecel and Econet are taking many forms this year.With the two operators battling each other in terms of market share, new products and brand vis...
by Staff reporter

Bulawayo sues Econet

29 August 2014 | 3878 Views
Econet Wireless is engaged in a tug of war with the Bulawayo City Council over a debt of more than $48 700 in unpaid rates.Council filed summons at the Bulawayo High Court demanding payment o...
by Staff reporter

Strive Masiyiwa saving lives

29 August 2014 | 2411 Views
Strive Masiyiwa, the chairperson and founder of Econet Wireless Group, a global telecommunications service provider, is saving money and lives through Facebook, which is one of the world's biggest...
by Brian Kazungu

'Zim telecom companies overcharging consumers'

25 August 2014 | 3139 Views
RATES being quoted by telecommunication companies no longer reflect the cost of providing the services given changes that have taken place since inception of the tariffs, the industry's regulatory bod...
by Staff reporter

Econet offers TeleCash employees double salary

21 August 2014 | 4073 Views
The battles between Zimbabwe`s largest mobile network operators are far from over; with a new cold war at tipping point. Econet Wireless Zimbabwe has been blamed for fishing directly in Telecel's sk...
by Tonderai Rutsito Tech Talk

Strive Masiyiwa's next challenge

19 August 2014 | 4614 Views
SPEAKING at a microfinance symposium in Turin, Italy, recently, Econet Wireless founder Strive Masiyiwa recalled the ruling by the judge who gave him a licence in 1998 saying that "70 percent of peopl...
by Staff reporter

Econet gets $150 million Afreximbank loan facility

07 August 2014 | 3303 Views
Econet Wireless Global has secured a $150 million loan facility from African Export-Import Bank to expand its operations.In a statement, Afrexim bank said Econet would use the funds to expan...
by Staff reporteer

Dstv Zimbabwe is giving customers a raw deal - WhatsApp update

06 August 2014 | 4209 Views
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by Concerned Citizen

'Econet will not engage in price wars,' says Mboweni

01 August 2014 | 4808 Views
Econet Wireless Zimbabwe has indicated that it will not engaging in price wars following the slashing of prices by its competitors, group CE Douglas Mboweni told an AGM today.Mboweni sai...
by Staff reporter

Econet drives towards cashless society

30 July 2014 | 4154 Views
Econet Wireless Chief Executive Officer Douglas Mboweni has predicted that Zimbabwe will be the most "cashless" country in Africa by the end of this year.Speaking at the launch of the company'...
by Staff reporter

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