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TelOne’s Newly Commissioned Fiber Backbone Will Reduce Internet and Telephone Costs By 40%

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TelOne has finally commissioned their new National Backbone Fibre Link which was supposed to have been completed back in June of last year. When TelOne gave their last update on the National Broadband Backbone project they specified that the backbone was 98% complete and they that would commission two links:

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  • Harare-Masvingo-Beitbridge link
  • Harare-Bulawayo-Beitbridge link

 

Back when the project was announced TelOne said changes that would come about would include new area codes and phone numbers for its subscribers, which we saw last year. The project was also said to have impact on the quality of service delivery through improvements to areas like its billing system, the quality of voice calls, faster internet speeds, toll-free services and interactive voice response services. The Acting Ambassador of Zim to China Mr Zhao Baogang said that the commissioned backbone fiber link will reduce telephone and internet costs by 40%.

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How?

Well, prior to the commissioning of the National Backbone Link, broadband was getting to Zimbabwe via Mozambique and it had to travel across the ocean which made it costly. With this project, Zimbabwe will be getting their broadband from South Africa which makes it much cheaper and speaks to the point expressed by the acting ambassador. At a time when most mobile network operators are appealing for a raise in tariffs, we can take comfort in the fact that TelOne’s home internet will remain affordable.

TelOne will commission another link in order to boost redundancy. In less fancy terms what this will mean is that if one link is affected and the network was going to suffer downtime this will no longer be the case as the second link can act as a backup.

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TelOne is one of the several Telecoms companies operating in the Zimbabwean telecommunications and technology industry. Its main core business revolves around voice, data and internet products and services. "TelOne owns a wide range of telecommunications equipment, varying from various exchanges located in strategic areas,... Read More About TelOne

Beitbridge is a Town located in Matabeleland South Province in Zimbabwe. Read More About Beitbridge


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4 thoughts on “TelOne’s Newly Commissioned Fiber Backbone Will Reduce Internet and Telephone Costs By 40%

  1. “Well, prior to the commissioning of the National Backbone Link, broadband was getting to Zimbabwe via Mozambique and it had to travel across the ocean which made it costly. With this project, Zimbabwe will be getting their broadband from South Africa”

    You’re contradicting yourself here author, How can it be cheaper to get it from South Africa, than Mozambique as both countries get their internet across the ocean? Zimbabwe is a member of the Eastern Africa Submarine Cable System and SA happens to have better connectivity to it.

  2. “Well, prior to the commissioning of the National Backbone Link, broadband was getting to Zimbabwe via Mozambique and it had to travel across the ocean which made it costly. With this project, Zimbabwe will be getting their broadband from South Africa which makes it much cheaper and speaks to the point expressed by the acting ambassador. At a time when most mobile network operators are appealing for a raise in tariffs, we can take comfort in the fact that TelOne’s home internet will remain affordable.” ….. this has to be one of the worst pieces of “journalism” that I have ever had the misfortune of trying to read ! It makes me ask if this cr@p article written by a pre-teen mbanje smoker?

  3. Zim has been getting about 70% IPT via SA route, 20% via Plumtree-Bots & about 10% via Moza, WTF are you on about “Well, prior to the commissioning of the National Backbone Link, broadband was getting to Zimbabwe via Mozambique” ……for real?

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