Econet is a privately held diversified telecommunications group with operations and investments in Africa, Europe, South America, North America and the East Asia Pacific Rim, offering products and services in the core areas of mobile and fixed telephony services, broadband, internet, satellite and fibre optic networks. The company also has investments beyond the traditional telecoms sector, which include financial services, insurance, e-commerce, renewable energy, education, Coca-Cola bottling, hospitality and payment gateway solutions.
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 removal 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.
Econet subsidiaries include Econet Global, Econet Wireless International, Econet Wireless Africa, Econet Enterprises, Econet Media and the Liquid Telecom Group. Our focus is on the positive transformation of our customer’s lives and the communities in which we operate – “Inspired To Change Your World”.
- Key Positioning Elements
- Why We Are Different
- Mission, Vision and Values
Communicates the willingness, inner drive, motivation and commitment that the company has in providing “Total Communication Solutions” to our existing and potential customers, as well as the community at large. We seek to delight our customers and inspiration is key to this process.
Communicates the positive impact and transformation that the company’s presence and innovation has on people’s lives. Econet services transform lives and lifestyles, systems and the way of doing business. In addition to offering ”Total Communication Solutions”, the company engages in community activities that seek to improve the lives of the disadvantaged in society.
Communicates the personal touch the company provides to the customer. The company recognizes each customer as an individual and not a statistic. Whatever your circumstances, Econet will bring about a positive change to your life.
Communicates the global presence. No matter where you are, Econet has a communication solution to suit your needs and through its activities will touch your life in one way or another.
- We have a burning passion to make a difference in the communities we serve.
- Our entrepreneurial spirit, leads us to believe strongly that “What Can Be Done Should Be Done And What Can’t Be Done... Must Be Done.”
Econet is committed to finding the best way forward in a fast moving and highly competitive technological field. To remain at the top, we relentlessly pursue innovative solutions, with an uncompromising passion for excellence.
Our Vision is of an inclusive, connected future that leaves no African behind.
Our Mission is to empower the people of Africa through Telecoms, Media and Technology for economic development.
Our overarching value as Group is “Stewardship” represented by
- Responsibility and