Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) has become the first company in ten years to be awarded a new telecoms operating concession in Zimbabwe. The firm has been granted an Internet Access Provider Class B licence by the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ). ITWebAfrica writes that the firm is looking to deploy a nationwide fibre backbone network which will be used to provide capacity to third-party access service providers.
DFA Group CEO Thinus Mulder commented: ‘From the beginning, we have favoured a measured approach in our expansion to nations outside of South Africa. We believe in the potential of Zimbabwe’s telecommunications industry, and therefore, we have identified it as a good place to invest in.’