The Zimbabwean CDMA fixed-wireless operator PowerTel has launched two new time-based mobile broadband offerings aimed at short-term users such as holidaymakers and business travellers. It is now offering unlimited wireless internet via USB dongle for one week at a cost of USD15, while a two-week connection costs USD30. This compares to the USD50 currently charged for a month-to-month subscription. PowerTel is owned by the state-backed firm Zesa Holding which is also the parent of national utility company Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC). It has CDMA-based fixed-wireless infrastructure covering most major towns and cities.