The Zimbabwean fixed line incumbent TelOne is to launch its new range of fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband packages tomorrow (10 April) and will also unveil its new network of Wi-Fi hotspots in the capital Harare, which has been dubbed Metro City Wi-Fi. Meanwhile, the state-owned firm is to begin using a new corporate identity and company logo. TechZim reports that the new TelOne FTTH offering will enable it to compete with the existing fibre services from the likes of Liquid Telecom and ZOL.
As reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate last month, TelOne announced a project to extend fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) high speed internet networks to eight new areas covering some 9,500 households. The areas to gain coverage include Ruwa, Norton, Ngezi and Zvishavane, plus the Harare suburbs of Mount Pleasant Heights, Mainway Meadows, Tynwald and Westgate. The operator is also consolidating and expanding its fibre-to-the-building (FTTB) deployments in Bulawayo, Mutare, Harare and other smaller towns.