DFA branches out to Zimbabwe
11 March 2019
DFA (Dark Fibre Africa), specialists in Open Access Network and physical infrastructure for the Business, have opened an office in Zimbabwe.
DFA opened a new office in Harare, Zimbabwe, this week. This new office is the fibre optic company’s first network expansion into African markets outside of South Africa.
The DFA Zimbabwe operations are headed up by Simon Chimutsotso, a seasoned executive with extensive experience in rolling out telecommunications infrastructure in Zimbabwe, Zambia, and South Africa. An accomplished executive team will support him in planning and deploying the initial sections of the high-speed Zimbabwean network, which will be made available on a wholesale open-access commercial offering.
“DFA pioneered the wholesale open-access model in South Africa more than a decade ago and has demonstrated its viability by attracting leading mobile network operators, Tier 1 Internet service providers, and public sector customers as anchor tenants on their network.
“We have rolled out network infrastructure in all of the major South African metropolitan areas and have extended our footprint to large and small towns, amounting to over 13,000 km of ducting space. Our entry into Zimbabwe is in line with our strategic intent of expanding into sub-Saharan and other African markets,” says Vino Govender, Executive for Strategy, Mergers and Acquisition, and Innovation at DFA in South Africa.