TelOne ‘nearly there’ with international fibre link

25 Nov 2010

Zimbabwean national PTO TelOne will finish deploying a fibre-optic link to Mozambique within the next couple of weeks, giving access to international submarine high speed networks, the telco claims. ‘We are waiting for three cables which cover the remaining 40km so that we complete the project,’ acting TelOne managing director Hampton Mhlanga told local publication New Ziana. When finished, the cable will connect Beira in Mozambique to Harare through the eastern border city of Mutare. Mhlanga added the remaining cable equipment was already in the country at Beitbridge border post. The government has to date spent over USD6 million on the international fibre connectivity project, which will break the country’s dependence on satellite links.

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