NetOne launches USD10 million upgrade programme

6 Feb 2006

Zimbabwean cellco NetOne has announced the launch of a USD10 million programme to upgrade and expand its GSM infrastructure to improve voice transmission quality and ease network congestion, in response to increasing levels of customer complaints about its services. The country’s second largest mobile operator said that it will install additional base stations, deploy standby power generators, install a second switching centre in Bulawayo, and contract German vendor Siemens to provide it with a high speed data platform to enable advanced value added services including video downloads. The network improvements are aimed at increasing NetOne’s subscriber base to 500,000 by the end of 2006; it currently claims around 250,000 subs.

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