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iWayAfrica offers global bandwidth to customers in Zimbabwe

08 December 2014 | 1428 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 | 1952 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 | 5159 Views
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by Concerned Citizen

Telecel Zimbabwe up for sale

03 December 2014 | 2218 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 | 5622 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 | 2235 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 | 5079 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 | 2641 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 | 2791 Views
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by University Student

Econet acquires TN Medical

30 October 2014 | 2617 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 | 2711 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 | 2149 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 | 2398 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 | 2159 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 | 11519 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 | 1737 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 | 2369 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 | 1665 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 | 5072 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 | 4244 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 | 2145 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 | 5013 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 | 3629 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 | 2248 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 | 2997 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 | 3820 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 | 4445 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 | 3141 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 | 3954 Views
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by Concerned Citizen

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

01 August 2014 | 4568 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 | 3913 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

EcoCash launches Mobile Money Companion Debit Card in Zimbabwe

30 July 2014 | 5243 Views
Econet's Mobile Money service, EcoCash, today announced a landmark agreement with MasterCard that will significantly assist in reducing cash dependence and increase financial inclusion through the pro...
by Staff reporter

Econet dismiss Zimra investigations report as false and defamatory

25 July 2014 | 2742 Views
The Financial Gazette (24/7/2014) carried an article that makes false and defamatory allegations against Econet Wireless concerning the importation of base stations. The person referred to in the ar...
by Press release

Econet embroiled in tax dispute with Zimra

24 July 2014 | 3757 Views
THE Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA)'s tax dragnet has swooped on telecommunications giant, Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, which is now embroiled in a tax dispute with the country's revenue collector o...
by Staff Reporter

Econet deregisters Telecash agents

16 July 2014 | 3230 Views
ECONET Wireless is reported to have started deregistering its Ecocash agents who have been doubling as agents for its rival, Telecel Zimbabwe which is operating Telecash.Telecel launched its ...
by Lovemore Zigara

'Zimbabwe mobile call tariffs 30% high,' says Potraz

13 July 2014 | 3106 Views
Mobile call tariffs are about 30 percent higher than what service providers should charge according to a telecoms cost modelling study done by the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of...
by Staff reporter

Unregistered subscribers will be disconnected today

12 July 2014 | 4150 Views
THOUSANDS of unregistered mobile phone subscribers will be disconnected by their service providers today while those who lose their Sim cards will now be required to produce a police report to recover...
by Patrick Chitumba

Econet suffers internet blackout

10 July 2014 | 5232 Views
ECONET subscribers in Bulawayo and some parts of the southern region were left stranded after they failed to access internet services following a fault in the company's signal links.The inter...
by Pamela Shumba

Econet threatens to cut off unregistered subscribers

09 July 2014 | 3418 Views
Econet Wireless has warned its unregistered subscribers that they risk been cut off on July 13 as it attempts to comply with regulations set out by Potraz.The telecommunication firm has the hi...
by Staff reporter

Econet in trouble with authorities

30 June 2014 | 3936 Views
TELECOMS giant Econet is under fire over unsolicited text messages it is sending to subscribers, with the Postal Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) saying it was looking int...
by Pamela Shumba

Beer, Econet only attractions in Zimbabwe

27 June 2014 | 3256 Views
Zimbabwe's deteriorating economy and a stock market that's fallen more than any other in Africa this year are doing nothing to scare off one of South Africa's biggest money managers. Allan Gra...
by Bloomberg

Econet partners with Apple

24 June 2014 | 7350 Views
Econet Wireless has entered a partnership with multinational mobile phone manufacturer Apple and is now an exclusive provider of its products in Zimbabwe.The company has other partnerships wit...
by Staff reporter

Econet under investigation

13 June 2014 | 5969 Views
THE Competition and Tariff and Commission (CTC) has started gathering information which may result in a fully-fledged investigation on alleged uncompetitive behaviour by Econet Wireless.CTC ha...
by Tinashe Makichi

Econet to launch a new call centre

13 June 2014 | 3173 Views
Econet Wireless is implementing a highly advanced call centre system which will enable its contact centre operators to monitor feedback and conversations on both social network and cellular commun...
by Staff reporter

Econet to launch pay TV service?

10 June 2014 | 7146 Views
Econet Wireless will be launching a new subscription and "pay as you go" TV service called ipidi in the coming weeks to few months.TechZim reported that a job advert for a marketing director t...
by Staff reporter

Unemployed communications wizard by-passes Econet system, makes free calls

06 June 2014 | 7870 Views
A COMMUNICATIONS wizard from Bulawayo set up a fully-equipped mobile phone "call centre" with 164 sim-cards in his house where he would make international calls free of charge, a magistrate heard. ...
by Leonard Ncube

Econet slashes voice call rates

02 June 2014 | 11222 Views
Cellphone giant Econet announced it has dropped its international voice call rates by up to 25% for countries in the region and to 20 cents a minute for calls to the UK, US, China and Canada. ...
by Staff reporter

Econet pushing for smart-phone penetration

29 May 2014 | 5508 Views
Econet Wireless says it is making inroads to increase smart phone penetration in the country with a view to increasing broadband usage.Speaking at an investment forum, Econet chief executi...
by Staff reporter

Econet loses $1,3m to employee

28 May 2014 | 4492 Views
A former employee with Econet Wireless allegedly stole more than $1 million from the telecommunications company and used part of the money to buy and develop eight residential properties within Harare...
by Tendai Rupapa

Do you think Strive Masiyiwa would make a good president of Zimbabwe?

24 May 2014 | 4255 Views
The main problem with African politics and politicians is that they are poor. They get into politics to make money, most of them are not business people in their own right. Even i...
by Rutilio Usayi

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