About Econet

Econet is a privately held pan-African Telecommunications, Technology and Renewable Energy Group, focused on digitally connecting customers in the 28 markets – mostly in Sub-Saharan Africa – where it has operations and investments. Over the years, the Econet Group has developed a converged offering of products and services spanning mobile telephony, fibre infrastructure, media broadcasting, financial services (Fintech), e-commerce, Internet of Things (IoT), and renewable energy. Through these, Econet has connected people, improving their lives and helping to transform the societies in which we operate.

Econet was founded in 1993 by Strive Masiyiwa, who first came to international prominence when he fought a five-year constitutional legal battle leading to the dismantling of the state monopoly in Zimbabwe's telecommunications sector. The landmark ruling is regarded as one of the milestones in the opening up of African telecommunications to private capital and investment, which led to rapid growth, expanding and transforming the communications landscape across the continent.

Econet Group's subsidiaries include Econet Mobile Networks Group, Liquid Telecom, Cassava SmarTech, Distributed Power Africa, Vaya Africa and Technites Africa. Our focus is on the positive transformation of Africans’ lives and of the communities where we serve. We are committed to answering Africa’s call, creating new pathways and possibilities because we speak ‘AfriCAN’ and we are Inspired To Change Your World.

Econet MNG - Inception Years

 
 
Our Locations
 
 

Burundi Botswana Democratic Republic of Congo Egypt Ethiopia Ghana Kenya Lesotho Liberia Malawi Mauritius Namibia Nigeria Rwanda Sierra Leone South Africa South Sudan Sudan Swaziland The Gambia Tanzania Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe

Selected Awards (2013 – 2017)
 
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