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Zimbabwe Internet Outage: Here’s What Happened

On Tuesday 5 December 2017 Zimbabwe experienced a huge internet outage that affected most of the country. Techzim reached out to various sources in the industry to establish what really happened and have an appreciation of things. Below are the details we have so far. At around 11:44 AM, a tractor that was ploughing a field […]


Liquid Telecom’s acquisition of Neotel gets regulatory greenlight

One of the highlights of the African telecoms space in 2016 wasAfrican telecoms carrier and Econet Wireless Group subsidiary Liquid Telecom’s announcement that it was moving to acquire Neotel, the South African fixed telecoms operator. This deal followed the disposal of the Neotel stake by Indian conglomerate Tata Communications. In snapping up Neotel Liquid Telecom […]


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 […]


Liquid Telecom acquires South African fixed telecoms provider Neotel

African telecoms carrier and Econet Wireless Group subsidiary Liquid Telecom has acquired a controlling stake in Neotel, the South African fixed telecoms operator. This comes after Tata Communications, the majority shareholder of Neotel (it holds 68,5%) entered into an agreement to dispose of its stake for 6.55 billion Rand (US $431,549 million). According to reports, […]


Econet Wireless explores fixed telecoms in SA, linked to Neotel takeover

The Econet Wireless Group has been named as one of the suitors in the takeover of Neotel, the South African fixed line telecoms operator which competes with the State-owned Telkom.


5.12 Terabits WACS undersea cable lands in Cape Town

Today, the West African Cable Systems (WACS), arrived at the shores of Cape Town in South Africa. The cable connects to the United Kingdom through the West African coast where it has 11 connection points in the Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Congo, the DRC, Angola and Namibia.