Econet ready to roll with 3G

5 Apr 2007

Zimbabwe’s largest cellco Econet Wireless is ready to roll out its 3G network following the successful installation of 3G equipment, the company’s CEO Douglas Mboweni said this week. ‘We are now on the testing phase,’ he said in an interview, adding that ‘we need to make sure that before we start rolling out the network, our system is efficient and effective.’ He declined to give a planned launch date. The 3G network was expected to be in place by 31 March, but its rollout was postponed following delays in the procurement and installation of the equipment.