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Zimbabwe’s telecommunications regulator has backed down over new floor prices for telecoms services, resulting in the country’s largest operator, Econet, reversing large price increases announced earlier in the week. In a statement, the country’s

Econet Wireless unit Liquid Telecom has secured US$300m (about R4,3bn) to help fund expansion in Africa and its R6,5bn acquisition of Neotel. Standard Bank is arranging the syndicated loan to help fund the Neotel

Zimbabwe’s telecommunications regulator has threatened to disconnect mobile subscribers it says are spreading information via WhatsApp about the protests that have rocked the country. Zimbabwe is battling to contain public outrage over economic

Instant messaging app WhatsApp experienced downtime on mobile networks in Zimbabwe on Wednesday as protest action started taking root. Zimbabweans woke up to no WhatsApp connectivity through their mobile phones on Wednesday, a rare occurrence in

Instant messaging application WhatsApp was unavailable in Zimbabwe on Wednesday amid fears that the government was clamping down on social media as the economically and politically troubled Southern African country faced a day of national protest

Econet Wireless Global affiliate Liquid Telecom agreed to pay R6,55bn for South African telecommunications operator Neotel, creating the continent’s largest broadband network and business-to-business phone

Zimbabwe’s biggest mobile operator, Econet Wireless, is set to get at least US$300m from China Development Bank and ZTE. The loan agreement was announced in South Africa, during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit. In a press

Liquid Telecom, the fast-growing pan-African telecommunications company majority owned by Strive Masiyiwa’s Econet Group, is getting ready to file for an initial public offering next year as it steps up expansion of its network across the continent, including South Africa. Masiyiwa, who

Fast-growing pan-African telecommunications company Liquid Telecom, which is owned by Strive Masiyiwa’s Econet Group, is set for an initial public offering next year, it was reported at the weekend. The New Zimbabwe website quoted the

Mobile network Telecel Zimbabwe says it remains committed to its nearly 2,5m subscribers in Zimbabwe after the high court granted it temporary relief against the cancellation of its operating