Zimbabwe’s TelOne considering fixed-wireless internet launch

Zimbabwe’s TelOne considering fixed-wireless internet launch
Zimbabwe's state-owned landline operator, TelOne was recently granted a GSM mobile permit in the country.
Published: 20 October 2019 - 1:09 p.m.

Zimbabwean fixed line operator TelOne is said to be considering the launch of an LTE-based home internet service.

A report from TechUnzipped said that the new service will be branded TelOne Blaze and will offer download and upload speeds up to 15Mbps. While TelOne does hold a mobile licence, it has not used this to deploy networks, so it is thought that the new LTE-based offering will utilise infrastructure of another operator via a wholesale deal.

Rival operator Econet has rolled out an LTE-based cellular network and also offers a TD-LTE fixed-wireless service under the name WiBroniks.

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