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

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Chanakira Base Station in Hwedza

https://twitter.com/nickmangwana/status/1451084904100515841     

Oct. 20, 2021

The Chanakira Base Station was commissioned in Hwedza. This will benefit 12 000 people in Ward 9. The 60M base station has a network range from 2G to 4G and has room for expansion to 5G and it is open to all network providers in Zimbabwe. "

Previous Updates

Digital Broadcasting Project

 
https://www.veritaszim.net/node/5302
    

Oct. 12, 2021

• The Chimanimani Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV) project which targeted upgrades and pilot home installations among other works was completed and awaits commissioning; • similarly, the Gokwe Digital Terrestial Television project is ready for launching; • meanwhile, under the Nyangani Community Radio Station Installation project, the relevant works are at advanced stages of completion and the station is expected to go on air before the end of the 8th 100-Day Cycle; • 8 Community Radio Stations were licensed, bringing the total number of community radio stations licensed across the country so far to 14. In related language-based community broadcasting matters, equipment donated by UNICEF for the operationalisation of the Chimanimani Community Radio Station was handed over on 27 September, 2021, and civil works for the Station are underway. • For the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) Campus Radio Station Installation project, the antenna system and transmitters were put in place and studio renovations and civil works for the installation proper of the campus radio station are on-going. • Under the targeted modernisation of the Radio Zimbabwe Studio project, an air conditioning system and console desk for the station’s Studio E were installed, while ancillary equipment was also purchased using ZBC’s own funds. • Under the National Awareness Audio-visual Productions project, 2 of the targeted 5 programmes were produced during the 8th 100-Day Cycle under the “Zimbabwe in Motion” television programme. To date, 8 episodes of the programme that were produced during the 7th 100-Day Cycle have been aired on Zimbabwe Television (ZTV). "

The International Internet Bandwidth Transit Project

https://www.veritaszim.net/node/5178     

July 27, 2021

The International Internet Bandwidth Transit Project in Harare was completed.

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

Herald

    

Dec. 18, 2019

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

Establishment of a National Research and Education network

Herald

    

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

Herald

    

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

Herald

    

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.

    

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