Zimbabwe invests in fiber optics

source: Sunday Standard
by Sunday Standard Reporter in Bulawayo
24.08.2009 7:01:03 A

Zimbabwe has started developing an undersea fiber-optic cable aimed at improving the country’s telecommunications services.

Fiber optics connections offer a higher carrying capacity. These cables connect to the rest of the world at lightning speed.

Zimbabwe, like many other African countries, is trying to move from satellite communication to the fiber-optic alternative, which is cheaper and more efficient.

Hopes are that the project would increase the capacity of Internet and mobile service providers.

The project is at an advanced stage, with trenching, which has already reached Marondera, 72 kilometers east of Harare, while the laying of fiber optic cables has reached Ruwa, just a few kilometers outside the capital.

The broadband link will operate through a [continue reading]

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