We’re just from the Econet Experience Expo that’s being held in Harare. It’s an Econet only (well, and Econet partners) exhibition which started yesterday and is due to end tomorrow. I thought we’d just go through the exhibition and come back quickly. I was so wrong. There’s so much there to see it’s easy to spend a couple of hours just moving from one stand to the next.
We took a few pictures of the exhibition. A few videos too, but you know it’s a struggle to upload one. Here are the pictures:
Here's where the expo is being held, Harare Show Grounds Exhibition Park
Some school kids surfing the net. Econet had tens PCs available for people to sample the recently launched mobile broadband.
Econet employees explaining the @home broadband package
We were surprised too. Apparently Econet is going to launch solar shops. more pictures of the products below.
A solar charger on display and at the Econet solar shop.
A solar powered bulb. These products are going to be sold under the brand Econet Energy. More on this in a future article.
The ZTE stand. ZTE does a lot of background telecoms tech work for Econet.
A solar powered mobile phone. Handy for our never-ending power woes
Transaction payment systems. Another Econet partner specializing in the electronic processing of payments
Some electronic payment devices at the TPS stand
Econet technical partner, Liquid telecom. Liquid is doing the fibre work
A diagram of the fibre network backbone Liquid Telecom is working on
An Econet employee teaches a boy how to play a Nintendo game
Some visitors at this stand playing an XBox Game
These two guys from the Churchill Pipe Band entertained visitors today.
The Apple stand. Nothing much to see here. Just a guy with a MacBook minding his own business. Kind of a disappointment as we know some people would have really wanted to sample Apple products.
Want to work for Econet? Here's a stand you need to visit before the expo ends.