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Telecel plans $70m Zimbabwe upgrade

16 January 2012

Zimbabwe investment plan includes fibre-optic project in addition to 2G and 3G network upgrades

Read more: Zimbabwe Telecel Orascom 2G 3G

Telecel Zimbabwe is planning to spend $70 million to upgrade both its 2G and 3G networks, according to local reports. Telecel intends to add over 300 new base stations, in addition to its plans to enhance its 3G network coverage and capacity in all main centres. The upgrade plan also includes a fibre-optic project this year.
Telecel installed 127 2G and 3G base stations last year. The company told Newsday Zimbabwe: "It will add enough switching capacity to ensure the proper servicing of the expected number of subscribers and anticipates having in excess of 2.5 million subscribers by the end of the year."
At present, the company has nearly 1.5 million active customers. Orascom Telecom has indirect equity ownership in Telecel Zimbabwe. GTB

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