NetOne, TelOne to adopt cheaper rollout strategy

26 Mar 2014

Zimbabwe’s state run network providers NetOne and TelOne have adopted a new strategy for the deployment of communications infrastructure, which will ultimately lead to lower rollout costs, IT Web Africa reports. TelOne’s CEO Chipo Mutasa said: ‘We are using the power transmission poles and routes to lay cables across the country instead of digging trenches all over the country. This week I will be going to Chisumbanje in Eastern Zimbabwe to see how we can connect that part of the country to the internet’.

Further, the Zimbabwean government is close to signing a USD218 million loan with China to support the broadband rollout, with Win Mlambo, the country’s deputy ICT minister, reportedly instructing NetOne managing director, Reward Kangai, to look at ‘ways of maximising on the money’ the government is set to receive.

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