Kwese to launch in Zimbabwe

Strive Masiyiwa’s Kwesé TV will soon be launching in Zimbabwe and Econet Wireless Zimbabwe is reported to be distributing decoders to its employees in anticipation of the launch. According to daily publication, NewsDay, the government has agreed to license Kwese TV although the formalities are yet to be completed.

Lovemore Nyatsine, executive assistant to the group chief executive officer told NewsDay:

It’s still premature for me to comment because there are certain procedures that are being followed. We are actually not licensed, as in that manner, certain processes need to be done.

More: NewsDay

Kwese TV is a Zimbabwean satellite and broadcasting network owned by Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, under Econet Media. It is set to be launched in mid August 2016. Read More

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, a subsidiary of Econet Wireless International, is the first and largest mobile network services provider in Zimbabwe. The telecoms giant became popular with its products and services such as Buddie. It has established branches in different corners of the country and enjoys a subscriber base of more than 9 million, undoubtedly the largest in Zimbabwe. Among other services, it has acclaimed dominance in telecommunications services, providing solutions in mobile, fixed telephony services, internet and satellite access and payment solutions, and mobile money services. Read More

Strive Masiyiwa (born 1961) is an entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is the founder and chairman of global telecommunications group, Econet Wireless International. In 2002, Masiyiwa was named to the Time Magazine List of Most Influential People, and in March 2014, he was selected to Fortune Magazine’s list of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders”. He is one of Africa’s most influential figures, and a champion for the power of technology to improve people’s lives. Read More

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