Zimbabwe: Africom Ploughs U.S.$30 Million in New Technology

source: allAfrica
Zimbabwe Standard (Harare)
12 September 2010

One of the country’s biggest internet service providers, Africom on Friday unveiled its mobile broadband platform after investing US$30 million into the project in a development that would improve the country’s mobile penetration.

The development follows the deregulation of the telecommunications sector last year after the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) said licenced operators with the infrastructure can do both data and voice in a bid to improve on the country’s tele-density.

It would give fierce competition to other mobile players, Econet, Net One and Telecel who have of late been struggling to offer quality service to subscribers. Kwanayi Kashangura, Africom founder and chief executive officer told Standardbusiness the company is not competing directly with mobile operators but “we are enhancing the service”.

Kashangura said mobile operators were offering other services which Africom had and the converged licence meant that it could now participate in voice, data, internet and [continue reading]

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