Articles tagged 'econet'

HCC to apologise to Econet 20 September 2018 HARARE - The Harare City Council (HCC) has said it will apologise to Zimbabwe's largest mobile telephone company Econet Wireless after municipal officials attempted to steal humanitarian aid meant to stem Zimbabwe's deadliest cholera outbreak in a decade. Econet founder and executive chairpers...
Masiyiwa outrage: Officials attempt to exploit Econet cholera fund 17 September 2018 HARARE - Econet founder Strive Masiyiwa has expressed his outrage at some municipal officials who attempted to defraud cholera response funds donated by Econet valued at $10 million. In a post on his Facebook page, Masiyiwa alleges that suppliers and some officials from affected municipalities...
Econet lends strong hand to cholera crisis 13 September 2018 HARARE - Econet Wireless has mounted a massive public awareness campaign to fight the burgeoning cholera crisis in Zimbabwe, which is reported to have already claimed 21 lives. The company has also begun to offer material support to the public health teams working to combat the epidemic. Ec...
ZETDC rules out withdrawing $2 tokens 10 September 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) has allayed fears it was withdrawing the $2 token service for good, stating that it is only temporarily discontinuing it as they fix their vending platform. In a statement, the power utility said only buying $2 ele...
Econet, TelOne comply with directive 7 September 2018 HARARE - The country's largest mobile cellular operator, Econet Wireless Zimbabwe (EWZ), along with TelOne, have complied with a directive issued by the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (Potraz). Potraz had written to industry operators directing them to comply with Section 3...
Econet launches EcoFarmer Club 30 August 2018 HARARE - Econet Wireless has launched the EcoFarmer Club which offers farmers access to a rich bundle of services that include agricultural commodity prices, valuable farming tips, relevant local weather information and a mobile trading platform which links farmers to buyers. Speaking at the l...
Econet extends industry lead 10 July 2018 HARARE - The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz)'s 2018 first quarter (Q1) sector report shows Econet Wireless maintained its customer and revenue market share leadon the back of consistent growth in the key industry performance indicators. The sector perfor...
Econet completes HQ solar installation 10 June 2018 HARARE - Econet Wireless Zimbabwe (EWZ), the country’s largest telecom and technology company, has completed the installation of a solar power system at its head office in Msasa, Harare. The 99.9KW solar system, which was installed by Distributed Power Africa (DPA), a pan-African renewable ene...
Swipe into EcoCash service available 24 May 2018 HARARE - ECONET Wireless Zimbabwe (Private) Limited, the parent company of EcoCash and Steward Bank, advised its customers and the transacting public on Tuesday that the Swipe into EcoCash service was available and there are no plans to discontinue it. This was contrary to some media reports s...
Econet wins top HR awards 10 May 2018 HARARE - ECONET Wireless Zimbabwe has demonstrated its stellar organisational capabilities by bagging top global and national awards for outstanding human capital development. The company was recently awarded the top SMI (Success Motivation International) World Client of The Year prize in the ...
Kwese deny Mighty Warriors sponsorship 17 April 2018 HARARE - ECONET Media’s satellite television company, Kwese TV has poured cold water to claims that they are now the official sponsors of the Mighty Warriors and any other women’s team on the continent. Last week, Kwese TV’s Zimbabwe representative Dorothy Zimuto was quoted in the media seemin...
Econet gets licence to generate solar energy 17 April 2018  HARARE - ECONET Wireless Zimbabwe (Econet) has been given a licence to generate power to meet the electricity and energy needs at its Willowvale premises in Harare, according to a notice carried in the media.  The Willowvale complex is a major hub for Econet’s switching and network operations...
EcoSure set for extraordinary growth 21 March 2018 HARARE - When most people think about the success of mobile money in Zimbabwe, they immediately think of EcoCash. But Darlington Mandivenga, the CEO of Econet’s Cassava Fintech group, believes that mobile insurance service EcoSure — the fastest growing portfolio within the group, will in time ...
Active mobile subscriptions increase to 14 million 20 March 2018 HARARE - The total number of active mobile subscription increased by 2,1 percent to 14 092 104 million for the year to December 31, 2017 from 13 799 648 million recorded during the previous quarter, according the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe’s (Potraz) fourth qua...
Econet grows customer, revenue and mobile money market share 16 March 2018 HARARE - Econet Wireless Zimbabwe grew its revenue market share to 84.2% in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2017, up from 81.6% in Q3 of the same year, according to the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz)’s fourth quarter Postal and Telecommunications Sector Rerform...
Econet consolidates solar projects 13 March 2018 HARARE - Econet Group company, Distributed Power Africa (DPA), which focuses on solar energy solutions has begun to invest more than $250 million in the delivery of solar power systems for industrial, commercial and home use in Zimbabwe. The investment is aimed at creating more than 5 000 new ...
Econet takes lead in use of AI 7 March 2018 HARARE - Listed telecoms and tech giant Econet Wireless Zimbabwe (EWZ) has taken the lead in the use of AI (artificial intelligence) to manage its customer services support in a move set to significantly improve its customer experience. AI is the automated use of technology and machines to per...
Mobile money interoperability raises more questions 1 March 2018 HARARE - ICT minister Supa Mandiwanzira's recent ultimatum to the country's mobile network operators to find a way to make all their mobile money platforms work together raises more questions than answers. Interoperability is still in its nascent stages in Africa and it is believed that when i...
Econet speaks on network challenges 13 February 2018 HARARE - Econet Wireless Zimbabwe has apologized to its customers for the disruption in service experienced by some of its customers on Monday morning (February 12, 2018). A company spokesman acknowledged the network had experienced some challenges early on Monday morning, which had been resol...
Zim telecoms quality and services improve 29 January 2018 HARARE – Zimbabwe’s telecommunications quality and services has improved in the last few years due to infrastructure and network upgrades, the sector’s regulator has said. The Postal and Telecommunication Regulatory Authority official Shingirai Marufu said the country now has one of the highes...
Econet ventures into solar energy 9 January 2018 HARARE - 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. This comes as the country has been experiencing power outages in the past decade due to low electricity pro...
Kwese develops unique news strategy 23 December 2017 HARARE – Kwese TV, which does not produce its own news, has developed what it describes as “a unique and powerful strategy on news” that ensures all the African regions are catered for. The Pan African TV channel’s spokesperson says this strategy is a three-pronged one. [GoogleAd] “First...
Last week's data blackout: Econet sets record straight 13 December 2017 HARARE - 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 mitigate the situation and was the first to restore services through its own cables.    ...
Econet revenue, market share surge 8 December 2017 HARARE - 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 52 percent between July and September 2017. This is according to the latest third qua...
Kwese TV is back 30 September 2017 HARARE - Telecommunications magnate Strive Masiyiwa's Econet Media-owned Kwese TV through its partner Dr Dish (Private) Limited has won an urgent chamber application in which it sought permission to continue broadcasting pending a Supreme Court appeal filed by the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbab...