Econet Wireless

Alphabet’s X partners with Econet Group to roll out Project Taara wireless light-beam broadband in Africa

Alphabet’s X “Moonshot Factory” subsidiary has a lot of cutting-edge projects in development, so it’s always exciting when one of them gets ready for real-world deployment. On

Africa Roundup: Zimbabwe’s net blackout, Partech’s $143M fund, Andela’s $100M raise, Flutterwave’s pivot

A high court in Zimbabwe ended the government’s restrictions on internet and social media last month.

Zimbabwe’s government faces off against its tech community over internet restrictions

After days of intermittent blackouts at the order of Zimbabwe’s Minister of State for National Security, ISPs have restored connectivity through a judicial order issued Monday.  

Africa Roundup: Paga goes global and 4 startups raise $99M in VC

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Shine signs Africa’s Econet to its network level mobile ad-blocking

Wannabe ad industry nemesis Shine has chalked up another telco to commit to deploying its mobile ad blocking technology which uses deep packet inspection to detect and eject ads at the network level -