TelOne Zimbabwe has signed a multi-year agreement with Eutelsat to bring high quality satellite broadband to the Southern African country. TelOne is a state-owned telecommunications company.
Under the terms of the multi-year agreement with Eutelsat’s broadband division, Konnect Africa, beginning in March 2021, TelOne (Pvt) Limited will leverage the operational flexibility and power of the EUTELSAT KONNECT satellite to bring connectivity to households and businesses located in remote and rural locations across Zimbabwe.
Commenting on the agreement, Mrs Chipo Mtasa, Managing Director of TelOne (Pvt) Limited said: “By securing this premium capacity and service we will be able to pursue our mission of offering fast, reliable broadband services at an affordable price to homes, businesses, educational institutions and Government departments all over Zimbabwe. We are passionate about making long lasting and meaningful connections through our services, and this will now become a reality for customers in even the remotest regions, in line with in our vision for a digitally enabled society by 2023”.
Guido Merien-van Sprundel of Eutelsat, sales director for Southern Africa of Eutelsat added: “We are delighted to begin this partnership with TelOne (Pvt) Limited to bring Ka-band connectivity to businesses and consumers in Zimbabwe. This agreement, which extends our service to yet another African nation, reflects the significant demand on the African continent for reliable internet services and we look forward to supporting TelOne (Pvt) Limited for many years to come. ”
In December 2020, Internet World Stats reported 8.4 million internet users in Zimbabwe. This represents 56.5% of its population (14.8 million).