Econet subsidiaries unveil internet hotspot network to boost connectivity in Africa

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Telecommunications firm Econet, through its subsidiaries Liquid Telecom Group (LTG) and Cassava Fintech International (CFI) has launched a network of #SasaiWiFiFinder hotspots in Kenya, Uganda, Zambia and Rwanda, to provide locals with easily accessible and affordable internet services.

The network creates a Wi-Fi marketplace that helps internet service providers, franchises and digital service providers unlock new revenue streams by creating job opportunities. Backed by best-in-class broadband infrastructure, this service is enabling more people in Africa to access the digital and financial benefits of the internet.

“We firmly believe that every African has the right to high-speed connectivity, and with #SasaiWiFiFinder hot spots, we are making this vision a reality. This initiative is in line with the vision of Econet to push for an inclusive, connected future that leaves no African behind. The connectivity network that we have created with these hotspots will ensure abundant access for businesses and consumers at extremely affordable rates. This is yet another milestone achieved in building Africa’s digital future one individual and business at a time,” said Nic Rudnick, Group Chief Executive Officer at LTG.

On his part, Darlington Mandivenga the CEO of CFI Group, insisted that the #SasaiWiFiFinder hotspots will solve some of the continent’s internet connectivity issues.

“We consider #SasaiWifiFinder to be a vital piece in the social and financial digital inclusion agenda that we are passionately driving across Africa. It is part of our broader strategy to provide solutions that address everyday problems for everyday people. In this case, we are offering more affordable internet access to African communities, including those previously excluded,” said Darlington Mandivenga, the Chief Executive Officer of the CFI Group.

Users will similarly get access to free internet bundles when they connect to #Sasaiwififinder hotspots and download the Sasai Super app and purchase affordable internet bundles. The app is a multi-service technology platform that allows access to social media services, on-demand services, digital interactive media services and digital marketplace, including payment methods in a single, easy-to-use mobile application.

 Following the successful launch of #SasaiWiFiFinder hotspots in Zimbabwe, the service will soon be available in Kenya, South Africa, South Sudan, DRC, Botswana, Burundi, Lesotho and Tanzania. 

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