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Liquid Telecom acquires Tanzanian internet provider Raha, extends African retail internet ambitions

Liquid Telecom, the Pan-African carrier and subsidiary of the Econet Wireless Group has acquired a controlling stake in Tanzanian internet service provider Raha. Raha is one of Tanzania’s largest ISP providing fibre, satellite, WiMAX and WiFi solutions to over 1500 businesses and a segment of retail customers The acquisition is expected to provide Liquid Telecom’s enterprise […]


Zambian government raids Liquid Telecom ISP in hunt for political news site

A report on a Zambian news website says the Zambian government raided the offices of a Liquid Telecoms ISP last week in a hunt for the servers hosting a news website called Zambian Watchdog. It’s a whistleblower website that the government (under different leaders) has not liked very much and has tried to censor in a number of ways for years. […]


Econet prepares to launch Cumii products in Zambia

Econet group is preparing to launch its Connected Lifestyle products in the Zambian market. A source tells us the the Cumii CEO, Norman Moyo, was in the country recently and intimated at an event that he’d be bringing the Cumii products to the market soon. Such products, our source says, would include their Cumii Energy solar system. They would […]


Liquid Telecom launches ipidi TV in Kenya, faces strong challenge from market leader, Zuku

At the beginning of the year, Liquid Telecom launched ipidi TV, its Video On Demand service in Zambia. This was its first entry into the market after more than 2 years of development. Now, the pay TV service has been launched in Kenya, marking Liquid Telecom’s entry into the triple play race for the East African market.


Liquid Telecom’s VOD service ipidi tv launches in Zambia

According to its website, people using Hai Zambia Fibre internet can access ipidi tv and a promotion has been launched offering free ipidi TV until 30 April 2016 for every Hai customer who signs up for ipidi by 31 January 2016.


Liquid Telecom named Best African Wholesale Carrier at Global Carrier Awards

It was fourth in a row for Liquid Telecom when the Econet Group subsidiary was named the best African Wholesale carrier at the recent 11th Annual Global Carrier Awards. This adds to a growing trophy haul for the telecoms company which is also in the running for a host of other awards from other esteemed bodies.


Liquid Telecom in the running for five AfricaCom 2015 Awards

The 2015 nominees list for AfricaCom Awards was recently released, and out of the thirteen categories spanning across various telecoms sub-domains, Liquid Telecom, the telecoms infrastructure company with strong Zimbabwean ties through its Econet DNA has been nominated for 5 awards.


Liquid Telecom & Hai, POTRAZ on infrastructure(again), cheap phones from Steward bank: Podcast

[powerpress] In this episode of the podcast, we discuss the launch of Hai, an ISP in Zambia owned by Liquid Telecom, the latest on POTRAZ and infrastructure sharing as well as the entry-level smartphones that Steward Bank is selling on credit to college students. If you have a comment or anything to add to any […]


Liquid Telecom sets up Hai, another Internet provider, in Zambia

Recently, Liquid Telecom the African telecoms infrastructure company announced the launch of Hai, a new Internet Service Provider and retail internet brand. Hai opened its doors in Zambia first, and there are plans to establish a presence in Rwanda and Kenya shortly.