Telecel in national data network upgrade project


Telecel Zimbabwe has begun an upgrade of its data network in order to improve the quality of its coverage.


It said the upgrade will allow the mobile operator to offer customers more products and services.

a Telecel customer conducts a transaction from one of many such booths that have sprung countrywide

The process will see enhancements being carried out in Harare, Bulawayo, Mutare, Gweru, Chinhoyi, Karoi and Masvingo, the country’s third largest mobile operator said.

The network optimisation is being done in partnership with its network equipment suppliers and would replace low capacity base stations with high capacity ones.

The exercise is set to be completed by the end of May.

Telecel Zimbabwe official Obert Mandimika said the data network upgrade will allow the company to introduce more innovative products into the market.

“We have responded to the increased popularity and consumption of data services by our customers through a national network upgrade, which will markedly improve the quality of data coverage,” he said, adding that the ongoing data upgrade has given the company flexibility to introduce more products and services for its subscribers.

The mobile operator said it was introducing a new SMS, voice and social media bundle, with the different services all rolled into one convenient bundle, Mega Chat.

“This data upgrade project allows us to offer our subscribers even more value-for-money services and promotions. I am happy to announce that our customers can now access voice, SMS and social media services more affordably under our new Mega Chat bundle,” Mandimika said.

This latest bundle from Telecel is for prepaid subscribers and offers on-net and off-net voice minutes, WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook and SMS bundles depending on the value of the bundle purchased, it said.

The Mega Chat bundle comes in five different prices, 50 cents, $1, $2, $5 and $10.

“The Mega Chat bundle is a response to the increased popularity of bundles and data services. We hope our customers will
take advantage of this exciting new bundle, as well as our improved data service as it is the first of its kind here,” Mandimika said.


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