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Econet bemoans power shortage as services suffer

Zimbabwe operator and mobile money provider Econet Wireless warned it would be forced to take …

Econet talks assets with Millicom, mulls $1B IPO

South Africa-based telecoms group Econet continued discussions with Millicom regarding potential asset acquisitions, as the …

Blog: African potential goes beyond mobile money

Every couple of years, I try to get to the GSMA’s Mobile 360 Africa event. …

Entrepreneurship central to addressing jobs challenge

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE 360 SERIES – AFRICA: Strive Masiyiwa, founder and executive chairman of …

Econet’s Masiyiwa warns regulators not to be “ham fisted”

Cultural challenges and regulatory limitations must be overcome for mobile operators to achieve social good, …

Ad blocker Shine strikes Econet Wireless deal

Econet Wireless stuck a deal with Israel’s Shine Technologies to deploy network level ad blocking …

Zimbabwe disconnects 2M mobile users

More than two million Zimbabwean SIM cards have been disconnected after users failed to register their ownership details with the country’s mobile operators, reports Cellular News.

Zain unable to sell Nigerian subsidiary to Bharti pending legal ruling

Cellular News notes that should Zain agree to sell its African assets to India’s Bharti Airtel, the sale of the Nigerian division will have to be delayed pending a legal dispute over its ownership

New mobile entrants take on Safaricom and Zain in Kenya

Operators ramp-up capex in 2009 despite market pressures 

Trilogy takes 25% shareholding in NZ Communications

US telecoms investor Trilogy International Partners has taken a 25 percent shareholding in NZ Communications, which is currently building a third mobile phone network in New Zealand. Trilogy has purchased for an undisclosed sum its shareholding from Econet Wireless, the South-African based company, which along with the Maori controlled Hautaki Trust, co-founded NZ Communications.