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Why Econet is going to call the government’s bluff

Tomorrow is Good Friday, so a lot of us are expecting one obvious thing to happen tomorrow, the start of the Easter Holidays and a long weekend that everyone looking forward to a Monday-off will appreciate. But there’s more to Good Friday, well for local telecoms at least. Last Sunday, in a response to a statement […]


Liquid Telecom introduces Zambia to Fibroniks, targets 20,000 connections

The most visible Fibre to the Home (FTTH) package in Zimbabwe right now has to be ZOL Fibroniks. The Internet Service Provider (ISP) has managed to offer this service to the market because of the extensive fibre roll out being constructed by its parent company, Liquid Telecom. Now neighbouring Zambia is set to receive the same product. Liquid […]


ADSL prices reduced by half for all SMEs?

An amazing and unbelievable deal if I ever heard one myself! – ADSL at half-price for all small and medium scale enterprises in Zimbabwe giving a boost to the vital business subset that’s promoting national economic growth (smiles from startups and ZIMASSET evangelists!). Sadly nothing like this “special offer” or anything close to it has […]


Cape to Cairo: Econet founder Masiyiwa shares dreams of fibre expansion

In an update to his followers on Facebook this week, Econet Wireless founder Strive Masiyiwa shared plans to expand the Liquid Telecom fibre network to cover the stretch of the African continent from Cape Town in South Africa to Cairo in Egypt. Yes, Cape to Cairo and the update was titled just that “Cape to Cairo by […]


PowerTel makes $20.2m revenue in 2012, targets consumer market

PowerTel in 2012 made a total US $20.2 million in revenue, a change from $16.4 million the previous year. The company’s profit before tax rose significantly by about 620% from $428,000 in 2011 to 3.1 million in 2012. The improved results, Chirimuuta said, are a result of a deliberate turn around that the company embarked on at the beginning on 2012.