Mozambican cableco TVCABO, which claims to be Mozambique’s only dual-play operator, offering bundles comprising cable TV and broadband, has announced that it has invested USD10 million in the expansion of its emergent fibre-optic network to three new cities. In a statement, released by co-owner Visabeira, the cableco said that it had extended fibre-optic connectivity to Nampula, Pemba and Tete, ‘continuing its focus on innovation and technology, as part of an integrated television and internet service in southern Africa’. With this investment, TVCABO says that it has created around 200 jobs and expects to open three new retail stores in the newly connected cities in due course.
According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, May 2012 saw the company debut its ‘+Fibra’ fibre-optic network, offering theoretical download transmission speeds of up to 20Mbps to corporate customers. The network launched in Maputo, with future expansion to other areas expected.
TVCABO is a 50/50 venture between Telecomunicacoes de Mocambique (TDM) and local conglomerate Visabeira.