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Zimbabwe's Aquiva Wireless has announced plans to deploy a LTE network over the next three years. ...more.
The CEO of Zimbabwe's Telecel, Francis Mawindi has reportedly resigned with immediate effect. ...more.
Zimbabwe's Econet Wireless has opened its first retail store outside the country -- in South Africa -- to serve the growing ex-pat community there. ...more.
Zimbabwe's telecoms regulator is working on replacing the current mobile licenses with universal licenses when they come up for renewal later this year. ...more.
Zimbabwe based mobile network operator, Telecel has received a cash injection of US$70 million from its parent shareholder, Orascom Telecom Holdings to help expand the network's coverage. ...more.
Zimbabwe's Econet Wireless has approved plans for a 10 for 1 share split in order to make its shares more affordable for smaller investors. ...more.
Zimbabwe's Telecel is coming under increasing pressure to comply with legislation that requires that at least 60% of the shareholders are local residents. ...more.
Two tribal chiefs in Zimbabwe are demanding compensation from a mobile network after they accused it desecrating a tribal shrine during the construction of a base station. ...more.
Russia based Vimpelcom is reported to be looking at selling off a number of its smaller subsidiaries in Asia and Africa as it refocuses its attention on its main markets. ...more.
Zimbabwe's Econet Wireless says that has received large shipments of network equipment as part of the push by the company to expand its capacity to 10-million customers. ...more.
Zimbabwe's Econet Wireless has been forced to restore interconnection with its rival network, NetOne a day after it suspended the connection over an unpaid bills dispute. ...more.
Zimbabwe's Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) has issued a tender for 43 base stations which it intends to deploy in regional areas. ...more.
Zimbabwe's Econet Wireless says that it is seeking to recover US$85 million which it claims is owned to it in unpaid interconnection fees from the country's two other networks, NetOne and TelOne. ...more.
Zimbabwe based mobile network, NetOne is reported to have signed a US$200 million contract with China's Huawei for the supply of 2,000 base stations. ...more.
The mobile banking service being operated by Zimbabwe's Econet Wireless could become the country's largest bank as it reaches the underserved rural market. ...more.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan finds that the market earned revenues of $3.78 billion in 2010 and estimates this to reach $19.08 billion in 2017. The research covers South Africa, Zambia, Lesotho and Zimbabwe. ...more.
Zimbabwe's Telecel has denied a report by the telecoms regulator that the company had lost 375,000 customers in the first three months of this year. ...more.
Africa's Econet Wireless says that it has secured a US$362 million loan facility to finance network upgrades, and that 70% of the funding will be spent in its Zimbabwean subsidiary. ...more.
Zimbabwean mobile network, Telecel is to invest around US$70 million in a network upgrade and general company improvements, its parent company has announced. ...more.
Zimbabwean wireless broadband provider, uMAX has selected Alvarion's 4Motion solution to the roll-out a WiMAX network in its capital Harare, in the 2.5 GHz frequency. ...more.