Sub-Saharan Africa's smartphone penetration at 33%

Surge in SSA
smartphone use

Figures expected to
double by 2025.

Thursday, Oct 18th

Zimbabwe’s mobile operators make base station investment count.

Zimbabwe’s mobile operators make base station investment count

Base station investment shields Zimbabwe's telcos from declining voice telephony activity.

Zimbabwe's TelOne initiates cable cleanup.

Zimbabwe's TelOne initiates cable cleanup

Fixed telecommunications firm TelOne has embarked on an exercise to clean up and identify communications cables.

Telecel Zimbabwe offers data roaming.

Telecel Zimbabwe offers data roaming

Telcos in the country are prioritising investment and focus on data services.

Zim telcos join hands in fights against Ebola.

Zim telcos join hands in fight against Ebola

Ebola has killed more than 6,000 people across the three West African nations badly affected.

Zimbabwe's Econet now offers medical cover.

Zimbabwe's Econet now offers medical cover

Country's biggest mobile network ventures into yet another sector.

 Telecel Zim abandons top-up cards.

Telecel Zim abandons top-up cards

The Zim telco has launched a PIN-less electronic airtime recharge service.

Econet slows down as Zim economy stagnates.

Econet slows down as Zim economy stagnates

The telcos' revenues increased marginally by 4.2% to $392.3 million.

Harare carries half of Econet's 9.2mn subscribers.

Harare carries half of Econet's 9.2mn subscribers

Telco's network expected to grow following recent partnership with Ericsson.

Econet Wireless unveils customer service charter.

Econet Wireless unveils customer service charter

Zimbabwe's biggest mobile network works to improve service with a new contact centre as well.

VimpelCom units in Africa benefit from Twitter deal.

VimpelCom units in Africa benefit from Twitter deal

Mobile subscribers on VimpelCom controlled networks stand to gain easier access to Twitter.

Econet bags Telecel Globe operations in Burundi, CAR.

Econet bags Telecel Globe operations in Burundi, CAR

VimpelCom has sold its stake to Econet Wireless for $65 million.