Telecel counts on 3G to expand its subscriber base

February 15, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms

Zimbabwe’s third largest mobile cellular company, Telecel, is hoping to increase its subscriber base before end of this year, a company’s senior official has announced.

Newly appointed managing director for Telecel, Aimable Mpore, said he came to Zimbabwe to ensure that there is massive growth in his company’s business, among them the subscriber base as well as implementation of the third generation network, commonly known as “3G”.

“I came here to contribute to the growth of Zimbabwe”, said Mpore. He added that Telecel was allocated the 3G frequencies recently and believes the latest development would boost his target.

Mr. Mpore said Telecel would roll out its 3G network before June and hopes to increase its current subscriber base of 650 000 to respectable figures in a bid to grab market share from competitors.

“We are targeting 95% population coverage which is 60-65% geographic coverage”, explained Mpore.

Telecel competes with other mobile companies such as Econet Wireless and the government owned NetOne.

by Marcus Mushonga

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