Zimbabwe’s biggest mobile phone company has been barred by the country’s high court from sending text messages to subscribers listing daily coronavirus infections and deaths.
Netflix has appointed Zimbabwean telecommunications tycoon Strive Masiyiwa to its board, adding its first African director as it looks to new markets for future growth.
Nic Rudnick, the group CEO of Liquid Telecom, sees a future for the company beyond simply providing wholesale and retail connectivity. He wants to reimagine Liquid as a technology solutions company.
Despite the compelling value proposition that mobile money offers, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe recently placed significant regulatory restrictions on its operation.
Zimbabwean finance minister Mthuli Ncube doesn’t see a quick resolution to the country’s battle with its most successful company.
Econet Wireless on Monday sought a court order to suspend a police warrant seeking information on its transactions because this would violate the privacy of the company and millions of its subscribers.
Zimbabwe’s police have accused Econet Wireless, the country’s dominant mobile phone company, of money laundering, demanded a list of its subscribers and issued a search warrant against it.
Econet Wireless, Zimbabwe’s largest mobile phone operator, plans to expand its use of batteries from Tesla for its operations beyond providing backup power at base stations.
Norman Moyo, CEO of Econet Group-owned Distributed Power Africa, believes Africa can solve its power supply woes by unleashing the private sector in the same way as has happened in telecommunications.
Strive Masiyiwa, the Zimbabwean telecommunications tycoon, has launched an appeal for help for Sudan and Zimbabwe to fight the coronavirus outbreak.