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Econet Partners Swedish Ericsson In Digital Learning Drive

18 August 2021

Telecommunications giant, Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, has announced a partnership with Swedish multinational network player, Ericsson, to implement the latter’s Learning Services Digital Platform for Econet’s employees.

Under the new deal, Econet will have access to Ericsson’s premium e-learning content service, ‘All Access Plus’, which enables Econet to utilize the Learning Services Digital Platform, thereby, ensuring unlimited access to Ericsson’s eLearning content available in the global Ericsson training library.


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A joint press statement by the two business organisations said All Access Plus is updated regularly and includes more than 200 interactive trainings and videos, podcasts and white papers. Reads the statement:

This partnership gives Econet a premium subscription service that offers employees an instructor-led learning experience via eLectures and recorded multi-hour learnings that guide the employees on Ericsson’s best-in-class technology with the aid of practical exercises and demonstrations.

Econet chief operating officer, Mr Kezito Makuni, said the long-standing partnership between Ericsson and Econet would create growth into new areas. He said:

With new hybrid and remote working conditions, finding solutions to continue our growth in a highly mobile environment is vital.

Ericsson’s innovative Learning Services Digital Platform will benefit and add value to Econet’s employees. Econet employees will gain knowledge and develop their skills by accessing updated, relevant content anywhere at any time.

Mr Todd Ashton, vice president and head of Ericsson South and East Africa commented:

Econet Wireless and Ericsson have signed this strategic partnership that benefits the Econet team in Zimbabwe, supporting them to achieve their competence development goals by attending digital courses anytime and anywhere.

With this expansion of our long-term partnership, Econet Wireless is demonstrating its robust ambitions for technology and digitalization in Zimbabwe and ultimately setting #AfricaInMotion.

Over the past 20 years, Econet Wireless has invested millions of dollars in deploying the widest and most robust 2G, 3G and 4G networks in the country, enabling it to offer services to over 12.4 million connected customers.

More: The Chronicle

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