Econet launched its network on the 10th of July 1998 and listed on 17th September 1998. It is one of the largest companies on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange in terms of market capitalisation.
In 2009, the network became the first operator in Zimbabwe to launch data services under 3G technology.
Key subsidiaries and associates of Econet are Liquid Telecom, the largest internet service and access provider in Zimbabwe, and Transaction Payment Solutions , a leading provider of financial transaction switching, point-of-sale and value-added support services. Through programmes, which include children orphaned by AIDS/HIV, religious and church organisations, as well as an annual scholarship program that provides financial assistance to the brightest students selected from schools in the country's 10 provinces under the Joshua Nkomo Scholarship Fund (JNSF), Econet supports a diverse range of charitable causes.