Econet in­tro­duces Smart Data

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Business - Busi­ness Reporter

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

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