ZOL offers new entry-level fibre package

26 Jan 2015

Internet service provider (ISP) Zimbabwe Online (ZOL), which is owned by Econet Wireless, has unveiled the country’s lowest priced fibre-optic broadband service. The new service provides a 5Mbps/1Mbps download/upload connection with 15GB of bandwidth for USD39 a month, local news portal TechZim reports. ZOL’s previous entry-level fibre tariff was priced at USD89 a month for a similar speed connection and 20GB of bandwidth, though this cap has now been increased to 30GB. The new fibre offering is even cheaper than the operator’s WiMAX-based service which costs USD59 a month. ZOL’s fibre-optic infrastructure is currently only available in parts of Harare, though the firm says it is continuing with its rollouts across the capital.