TelOne to extend FTTH rollout

13 Jul 2016

Zimbabwe’s state-owned fixed line monopoly operator TelOne says it is investing USD25 million in the rollout of new fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) networks to connect 50,000 households in Harare and other urban areas. The deployment will be conducted as part of a public-private partnership with Wuhan FibreHome Technologies, The Herald reports. TelOne says it has already built out FTTH infrastructure past some 15,000 premises and a further 10,000 will be covered by the end of this year. It expects to be covering 100,000 homes by 2018. The government is hoping to achieve nationwide fixed and mobile internet coverage by 2020. TelOne launched its first fibre-based services in Victoria Falls in 2013, before beginning rollouts in Harare and other areas in 2015.

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