Latest Telecoms News about Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Government Buys Majority Stake in Telecel

  Zimbabwe based ZARNet has bought a 60% stake in the local mobile network, Telecel for US$40 million....

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MoneyGram Announces Collaboration with Econet Wireless

  MoneyGram has signed a mobile money deal with Zimbawe's Econet Wireless, that enables customers from more than 200 countries and territories to transfer funds via EcoCash...

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Econet Wireless Profits Halved

  Zimbabwe's Econet Wireless has posted a 17 percent drop in revenues of US$323 million for the first half of this year, alongside a 52 percent fall in profits to just US$23 million....

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Regulators to Cap Roaming Charges in Southern Africa

  The telecoms regulators of four Southern African countries have announced plans to reduce the roaming charges permitted by their mobile networks....

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Two Million Customers Face Disconnection in Zimbabwe

  Zimbabwe's second largest mobile network operator, Telecel, which is 60% owned by Vimpelcom has been shut-down by the telecoms regulator....

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Ericsson and Econet Wireless sign five-year network upgrade contract

  Ericsson has been selected as the sole supplier by Zimbabwe's largest provider of telecommunications services, Econet Wireless, for the company's Core network upgrade program....

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Zimbabwe's Telecel Cutting Hundreds of Contract Workers

  Zimbabwe's Telecel is cutting hundreds of jobs as part of a cost cutting measure. The job cuts are focused on contract workers, most of whom were working on the rollout of Telecash....

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Econet Wireless Secures $150 Million for Network Upgrades

  The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has announced the closing of a US$150 million financing facility for Econet Wireless to enable the company fund its expansion programme....

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Zimbabwe Sets Revenue Target for LTE Spectrum Auction

  Zimbabwe's government is looking to auction off 4G licenses later this year, with the aim of raising at least US$173 million from the mobile networks....

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Zimbabwe's Telecel Starts Laying Own Fibre Backhaul Network

  Zimbabwe's Telecel has started deploying its own fibre cable to increase the capacity of its backhaul network....

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