TelOne commissions new fibre optic link to connect Zimbabwe and Zambia

Zimbabwean cable and telecommunications provider TelOne has commissioned a fibre link connecting Zimbabwe to Zambia and beyond.

TelOne Managing Director Chipo Mtasa said that the fibre link cost US$1.5 million and has a capacity to handle both domestic and transit traffic to Zambia and beyond. The link was constructed by local contractors and technically implemented by TelOne engineers.

Zimbabwe’s Minister of ICT Jenfan Muswere said that the project employed 850 people and the link completely connects Zimbabwe to its neighbours South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, and Zambia.