Econet

  • Science & Tech

    Econet commissions 4G base stations in rural areas

    ECONET Wireless Zimbabwe last week upgraded its base stations at Kutama, 80 km southwest of Harare, and at Murombedzi, about 110km west of the capital, to high-speed LTE/4G as part of a marathon rollout programme recently announced by the company to upgrade and install at least 130 new base stations in 90 days. The listed mobile telecommunications company, which enjoys…

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  • Business Briefs

    Airtime vendors in checkmate as RBZ bans bulk recharge cards

    THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ)’s Financial Intelligence Unit has proposed the phasing out of physical bulk airtime recharge sales and put a cap on individual electronic purchases, citing the need to curb the rampant abuse of the platforms by illicit currency speculators. The measures are contained in a circular sent to mobile network operators dated October 22, in which…

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  • Business Briefs

    Public outrage as Econet hikes data package prices

    Econet Wireless has torched a major public outcry after it increased its data packages by 20 % effective Thursday. The company justified its decision by indicating that operating costs have escalated over the past few months. Under the new prices, 8 gigabytes of data is now going for $2 030, 15 gigabytes $3 120, a 25 gigabytes bundle will now…

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