TelOne cites outdated infrastructure for poor performance

9 Aug 2012

Zimbabwean fixed line operator TelOne has issued a statement saying that at least 48% of its network is running on an old analogue system. The company says that it requires more than USD300 million in order to upgrade to digital. ‘TelOne is still operating a significant amount of legacy equipment which has become obsolete and suffers from constant breakdowns,’ read part of the statement. ‘The company still has about 48% of its network equipment running on analogue which has no capacity to offer services currently demanded by customers.’ The operator is said to have an installed capacity of 401,500 lines but currently close to 350,000 lines are in operational use. In the wake of mobile competition TelOne has lost approximately 50,000 subscribers over the last two years.

Zimbabwe, TelOne