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Upgrading and expanding the backbone and core networks, towers and base stations.

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Installation and commissioning of 5 base stations in Beitbridge, Mutare, Bindura, Binga and Nyanga



Dec. 18, 2019

Five base stations were installed and commissioned in Beitbridge, Mutare, Bindura, Binga and Nyanga.

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Establishment of a National Research and Education network



Dec. 4, 2019

The establishment of a National Research and Education network in order to increase solutions for industrial development at tertiary institutions is at an advanced stage, with six (6) institutions already connected to the Internet. The institutions include Mutare Teachers’ College, the Scientific, Industrial Research and Development Centre (SIRDC); in Harare, Hillside Teachers’ College; Kwekwe Polytechnic; Marymount Teachers’ College; and the Zimbabwe Open University.

Commissioning of 3 new 3G base stations



Dec. 3, 2019

Three new 3G base stations have been commissioned under the Shared Infrastructure Base Stations Project in Harare and Manicaland provinces.

President E.D. Mnangagwa Commissioned a US$23.6 million internet backbone



March 14, 2019

President Mnangagwa yesterday commissioned the US$23,6 million National Backbone Fibre Link in Beitbridge set to boost the country’ Information Communication Technology capacity and status as a regional communications hub. The link connects Beitbridge with Bulawayo, Harare, Masvingo and the rest of the country using underground cables. It will reduce TelOne operating costs by 40%  and the benefit is expected to cascade to consumers. Funded by the China Export and Import Bank, the fibre link was constructed by TelOne and Chinese company Huawei Technologies.