- Netone and Huawei to start implementing the Netone phase 2 project
- Upgrade will see increased internet speeds for remotely located people.
- Upgrade to cost $400 000 and create employment for locals.
Netone Cellular has again partnered with Chinese tech giants Huawei to implement”The Netone Phase 2 Project” with the task of upgrading its mobile network as well as improving mobile broadband speeds in the remote areas of Zimbabwe.
According to Huawei’s accounts manager Mr Jackie Jiang, the Netone project which is set to start early March 2021 is expected to employ over 1500 local technical and engineering people.
Netone also hooked up the multinational tech giant back in 2013 to complete the phase 1 project “Netone LTE broadband expAnsion project ” which saw netone providing LTE services to its customers across Zimbabwe.
The USD400 000 upgrade project will mostly benefit those in remote areas with the provision of improved broadband speeds.
Apart from creating employment, the Netone Upgrade wiLl give those in remote areas a voice with more recognition and also promote the exchange and cultivation of talent.
The good news just keeps coming for people living in remote and marginal areas with Telone and Netone pushing internet penetration in the country in efforts to bridge the digital divide.
Telone also partnered Paris based Global satellite operators Eutelsat to provide satellite-based high-quality broadband which can be accessed from anywhere across Zimbabwe. This means that internet penetration will increase this year in Zimbabwe, Netone and Telone may also realise an increased market share in mobile and broadband network subscriptions respectively focusing on rural areas.