Zambia hints at fifth telco operator

A fifth telco
for Zambia?

Enough room says
industry regulator.

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Satellite internet plugging Zim's infrastructure gap

Satellite internet plugging Zim's infrastructure gap.

Chipo Mtasa, the managing director of Zimbabwe's state run fixed phone and internet company, TelOne, said Thursday that satellite internet was the best solution for areas not covered by broadband internet in the country.

TelOne has renewed its "connectivity" contract with Avanti Communications for satellite internet coverage across the country.

The telco will use Avanti's HYLAS2 satellite to beam internet connectivity across "a diverse customer base, largely where communications infrastructure is limited or non-existent".

"Satellite continues to play a huge role in bringing communities, businesses and public sector organisations online. Increased bandwidth capacity will enable rapid broadband rollout, finally addressing demand that for so long has remained unmet," said Mtasa.

TelOne has deployed connectivity across the enterprise sector in areas such as mining, national parks, schools, clinics and hospitals.

It is also bringing internet connectivity "directly to consumers and businesses" through its fibre to the home broadband internet rollout initiative targeted for urban areas in Zimbabwe.

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