Econet introduces Smart Data
LEADING telecommunications operator, Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, has introduced a new thematic data campaign called “Smart Data” aimed at promoting Internet use and enhancing customers’ experience.
Econet said in a statement that as a result of Smart Data, customers could enjoy accessing the Internet on high speeds as the firm has the widest data coverage in the country.
The firm’s chief executive officer Mr Douglas Mboweni said the new campaign was aimed at creating awareness of the vast opportunities at the disposal of their customers when accessing the Internet on Smart Data network.
“Customers have access to affordable smart phones from our device partners. They can browse, stream or download via our 3G and 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network,” he said.
LTE is a 4G wireless communications standard that is designed to provide up to 10 times the speeds of 3G networks for mobile devices such as tablets, smart phones, notebooks and wireless hotspots.
Mr Mboweni said Econet was the only mobile phone operator whose LTE network was certified by Apple.
He added that Samsung has also endorsed Econet as the data network partner and an authorised reseller for Samsung phones in Zimbabwe.
“The Smart Data campaign . . . is a culmination of our recent conclusion of the network modernisation project, which resulted in us deploying over 400 new LTE sites and upgrading over 250 others.
“Most importantly, this development is in line with our vision to connect our customers, who remain the backbone of our success, with the latest broadband technology across the country,” he said.
e telecommunications company’s chief operating officer Mr Fayaz King said that through Internet, Econet has brought solutions that help consumers on daily basis.
The president of the Zim-SA Business Connection, Mr Justice Maphosa (left) and ZNCC Bulawayo chapter president, Mr Tjidzanani Malaba, sign a Memorandum of Understanding while other members from both entities follow proceedings at a hotel in Bulawayo last week. — Picture by Temba Chirwa