Econet pleased with mobile growth

24 Apr 2006

Econet Wireless, Zimbabwe’s largest mobile operator, signed up 45,000 net new subscribers in January and February to take its total customers to 457,228. Libertie, Econet’s hybrid mobile brand, accounted for most of the subscriber growth, with users of the service rising by 80%. Econet now claims to have a 59% share of the cellular market, up from 57% at the end of December, ahead of rivals NetOne and Telecel. It is targeting a total of 500,000 customers by June.