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Zimbabwe’s fibre optic implementation intensifies

August 17, 2009 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories

Harare, (IT News Africa)-ZIMBABWE has embarked on a massive fibre-optic project aimed at improving internet and mobile service capacities, an official confirmed.

n_chamisa.jpgThe project is expected to link the country with other African regional groupings such as eastern and southern African nations.

The latest fibre optic development will boost Zimbabwe’s chances of regaining its lost position as the second fastest growing Information and Communication Technology (ICT) power-house in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region after South Africa.

CEO for Zimbabwe Investment Agency, Richard Mbaiwa, said work on the project started early this year pointing out that the project would serve as a link to Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia respectively.

The ambitious, but critical project is set to link the capital-Harare and the eastern border city of Mutare.

By Marcus Mushonga


3 Responses to Zimbabwe’s fibre optic implementation intensifies

  1. jaybee says:

    This is a most welcome development for Zimbabwe and the region. Hopefully the project will be well managed and will result in tangible improvements in the telecomms sector which at the moment is characterised by extremely poor services.

  2. TG says:

    the article’s headline is very catchy and promisses information, however little useful information is given…who is doing it? when will it start and how long before it runs….

  3. Mobiflo says:

    Hopefully this Zim rollout can lend further support to speeding SA’s implementation

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