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Econet passes 7m subs

Zimbabwe’s Econet Wireless says it has passed the seven million mark in subscribers and has the capacity to increase the number to 8.5 million, underlining its status as the largest mobile service network in the country.

In a statement, Econet said it now had 7.1 million active users from 6.4 million in February, after it increased capacity significantly and mopped up a backlog in demand for its prepaid Buddie service.

Econet chief executive said Douglas Mboweni said over 90% of Zimbabweans businesses were Econet customers, under its Business Partna brand.

“Our research shows that corporate Zimbabwe, both big and small, gets its service from Econet,” Mr Mboweni said.

“We are very pleased to see that the most serious business users are our customers now. We are working hard to ensure that we give them the services they need.”

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