Internet – In brief


Telecel Zimbabwe has undergone a data network improvement exercise by upgrading and increasing radio sites to boost the availability of 3G coverage in areas that previously had 2G and increasing capacity and internet connection speeds across the entire network. Earlier in the year, Telecel upgraded 203 3G sites mainly in urban areas to provide even faster 3G internet speed in these areas. Another 60 sites will be upgraded by the end of the year. Telecel has also expanded its 3G network with 44 new 3G sites in its network upgrade project which the mobile company says is an on-going exercise. The mobile operator is aiming to complete a total of 74 new 3G sites before end of this year, leading to a total of 337 3G sites either improved or newly rolled out.

The Cape Town branch of local infrastructure provider BT-SA has been awarded a contract to install all the Krone Category 6A cabling reticulation for 2 Military Hospital over the next two years. The project also includes a 10 Gig fibre backbone cabling throughout the hospital and outlying buildings. Backbone cabling is the inter-building and intra-building cable connections in structured cabling between entrance facilities, equipment rooms and telecommunications closets.