Zimbabwe Formulating A National Broadband Plan

A National Broadband Plan is currently being formulated in Zimbabwe and will soon be subjected to public scrutiny and refinement, according to Kazembe Kazembe, Minister of Information Communication Technology and Courier Services.

According to Kazembe, the Plan maps the development of broadband in Zimbabwe, focusing on the deployment of optic-fibre backbone networks.

Said Kazembe Kazembe:

Through the Universal Service Fund, we hope for the expansion of broadband access to underserved areas of the country.  Moreover, to build on the penetration of mobile broadband, the Ministry of Information Communication Technology and Courier Services is urging Network Operators to increase roll-out of 4G mobile broadband.  We also urge the same network operators to consider expanding setting up of Free WiFi Zones in public spaces in urban areas

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