The internet service market in Zimbabwe is dynamic, characterized by continual innovation by service providers, take-up of innovative consumer access devices and increased consumer participation in the online environment.
Nowadays, people just expect Wi-Fi to work period. They don’t really care how it works, but they do expect it to always be available, fast, and secure. And Netone’ One-Fi seems to be doing a great job.
According to emails sent to Newsday by NetOne acting chief executive officer, Brian Mutandiro, Netone has sold over 2 000 One-Fi devices since launch.
“We have so far sold in excess of 2 000 gadgets and each costs $200. Demand for the gadgets is escalating with each passing day,” Mutandiro said.
“NetOne launched the One-Fi solution, which brings with it a whole new world of convenience particularly for smaller enterprises and small to medium enterprises at large. This gadget has the capacity to connect up to 32 devices simultaneously, which makes it a suitable solution for most businesses as well as households. The One-Fi initiative seeks to provide seamless connectivity and affordable internet connectivity options to the general populace of the country.” He added.
The State-Owned mobile network operator NetOne has waged a war against its rivals when it unveiled its special products, One-Fi & One-Cliq last year.
Netone is trying to improve the home Wi-Fi experience at a time when its customers are connecting a growing number of devices.
In order to receive the new One-Fi service one has to buy the One-Fi router for $130, potential clients will be required to purchase monthly bundles of $9, $19, $39, $59 and $99. The One-FI device can take up to 32 devices at one.
NetOne has tapped in the untapped market of home internet. Zimbabweans are accessing the internet in multiple ways with increasing numbers of people using the internet on the go. While most Zimbabweans who accessed the internet did so via a mobile.