Econet Wireless Zimbabwe deputy CEO Roy Chimanikire is confident the company’s partnership with Ericsson for 5G expansion across Harare will deliver high connectivity for Zimbabweans.
According to the deal, Ericsson will help Econet upgrade its Radio Access Network (RAN) and mobile Core network.
“Econet Wireless Zimbabwe is on a mission to realize an advanced 5G ecosystem in the country.
“Our latest partnership with Ericsson brings us closer to realizing this ambition with 5G expansions in more locations,” he said.
He added that powering several digital technologies, 5G will play a pivotal role in realizing many of the goals outlined in the Smart Zimbabwe 2030 agenda, notably in smart industrialization.
“Working alongside Ericsson, we aspire to build a high-performing 5G network that will not only deliver high connectivity but also support industrial and societal advancements in Zimbabwe,” he said.
Todd Ashton, Vice President and Head of Ericsson South and East Africa at Ericsson Middle East and Africa, said:
“We have enjoyed a close and productive partnership with Econet for more than two decades, and we remain committed to supporting them in strengthening their network infrastructure as Zimbabwe lays out ambitious digital plans.
“Our solutions will provide Econet with incredible speeds and mobility and introduce next-generation connectivity services seamlessly.
“It will also accelerate the introduction of new 5G use cases that will support the nation’s digitalization momentum and assert its position in the growing digital economy.”
The upgrades that Ericsson and Econet will be working on will improve everything – 2G, 3G, and 4G.