ICT minister urges TelOne to step up internet deployments

Wednesday 13 July 2016 | 12:59 CET | News
TelOne has deployed broadband and internet connectivity to over 80,000 homes, 12,000 schools, 150 hospitals and other institutions in the past three years, most of them in rural areas. The Herald reported that ICT Minister Supa Mandiwanzira said TelOne's aim to deploy internet connectivity to 100,000 homes by 2018 is too low, given the amount of homes in high-density suburbs and rural areas that need service. TelOne MD Chipo Mtasa said it is going to explore more rural areas, as it has planned projects whose assessments have already been done

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.


Already registered?

Categories: Internet
Companies: TelOne
Countries: Zimbabwe
::: add a comment

Add comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


TelOne eyes 40% of broadband market, gives up OTT fight

Published 21 Sep 2016 10:02 CET | Zimbabwe
Zimbabwean operator TelOne said it has launched a website and a mobile application, and is aiming for a 40 percent share of the ...

TelOne H1 revenue falls to USD 59 mln from USD 69 mln

Published 07 Sep 2016 09:10 CET | Zimbabwe
Revenue at Zimbabwean state-owned fixed line operator TelOne for the first six months of 2016 declined to USD 59.0 million from ...

Zimbabwean govt blocks Safaricom, MTN from entry to market

Published 29 Jul 2016 09:51 CET | Zimbabwe
The Zimbabwean government is blocking South African operator MTN and Kenya's Safaricom from operating in the country, in order to ...

TelOne to connect 50,000 residences with Wuhan FibreHome

Published 14 Jul 2016 10:29 CET | Zimbabwe
Zimbabwean operator TelOne is planning to connect 50,000 residences under its Fibre to the Home project at a cost of USD 25 ...

NetOne and TelOne agree on infrastructure sharing

Published 24 Jun 2016 08:27 CET | Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe's State-owned telecommunication firms NetOne and TelOne have mutually agreed on sharing infrastructure terms to mitigate ...

ZOL targets 100,000 homes connected to fibre optic internet

Published 09 Jun 2016 21:54 CET | Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe ISP ZOL aims to introduce its fibre optic network in more than 100,000 homes by 2017, BH24 reported. ZOL CEO Denny ...

Zimbabwe to table ICT National Bill in May

Published 19 Apr 2016 17:48 CET | Zimbabwe
The Zimbabwe government said the ICT National Bill, which includes the Cybersecurity Bill, Data Protection Bill and E-Commerce ...

TelOne picks Orange unit for Huawei procurement audit

Published 24 Mar 2016 10:36 CET | Zimbabwe
Zimbabwean operator TelOne has signed a deal with a unit of French telecoms firm Orange to audit and analyse the procurement ...

TelOne expects USD 98 mln Chinese loan in March

Published 14 Jan 2016 10:05 CET | Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe operator TelOne said it will start drawing down the USD 98 million loan facility from China's Exim Bank to finance its ...