Telone Extends Avanti Communications Contract

The sole fixed telecommunication service provider giant,owned by the Government of Zimbabwe, Telone has signed a contract extension with Avanti Communications.

Avant communications announced that Telone had signed an immediate extension to its major connectivity contract. Avant HYLAS 2 will provide Telone with an up weighted capacity to meet enormous demand for satellite broadband among its consumer, enterprise and public sector customer base.

Telone is deploying Avanti’s satellite connectivity to complement its existing broadband offering across a sundry customer base, largely where communications infrastructure is limited or non-existent.

Telone’s Ka-band satellite broadband has already been deployed public sector programmes such as national parks, schools, clinics as well as hospitals. They have also been deployed directly to consumers and businesses of diverse sizes

“Satellite continues to play a huge role in bringing communities, businesses and public sector organisations online. Increased bandwidth capacity will enable rapid broadband rollout, finally addressing demand that for so long has remained unmet “, said Chipo Mtasa Telone managing Director.

Mtasa applauded Avant communication for helping Telone in expanding its broadband offering.

“We are continuously impressed with Avant .The Company has played an important role in expanding our broadband offering .Our contract has enabled us to address Zimbabwe’s gaping digital divide at pace

“Hand in hand, we have developed market leading broadband packages which support our mission of providing universal, affordable internet access in Zimbabwe, thanks to the cost-effective and high quality Ka-band satellite service,”

said Mtasa

Avanti communications Chief Operating Officer Matthew O’Connor has said joining forces with Telone will provide unique and competitive satellite advantage

“We are delighted to grow our contract with such an important Telco in Zimbabwe .With high levels of quality and flexibility built in to Avanti’s technology and commercial offering, we can provide our partners with unique and competitive satellite advantage. Telone ‘s rapid deployment of nationwide broadband has brought 100% availability to Zimbabwe,”

said O’Connor

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