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