Econet Wireless Group (EWG) is a privately held Mobile Network Operator (MNO) with operations and investments in Africa, offering products and services in the core areas of mobile and fixed wireless telephony, public payphones, internet access and payment solutions. A subsidiary of Econet Global, Econet MNG is a pioneer provider of mobile network communication services in key markets across Sub Saharan Africa. Econet MNG has set up mobile network operations in key markets such as Botswana, Burundi, Kenya, Lesotho, Nigeria South Africa and Zimbabwe.
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. Our focus is on the positive transformation of our customer’s lives and the communities in which we operate – “Inspired To Change Your World”.
Where We Operate
Econet Wireless Group (EWG) is one Sub Saharan Africa’s largest provider of telecommunications services, providing solutions in mobile and fixed wireless telephony, public payphones, internet access and payment solutions. EWG provides operational support to entities in Botswana, Burundi, Lesotho, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
To serve by pioneering, developing and sustaining reliable, efficient and high quality telecommunications of uncompromising world class standards and ethics.
To provide international standard telecommunication services to all the peoples of the world.
Pioneering, Professional, Personal and Ethical.