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Zim ISPs suffer line problems

A technical problem on the fibre optic cable supplying bandwidth to Powertel resulted in hiccups for several Zimbabwean internet service providers this week.

ISPs Zimbabwe Online (ZOL) and Yo!Africa noted that clients were experiencing reduced internet access speeds as a result of cable damage in Botswana.

Powertel is connected to a high-speed cable from the Botswana telecommunications Corporation, in line with a deal signed earlier this year.

The two-year agreement with BTC gives Powertel access to direct international undersea connectivity with the Synchronous Transport Module One (STM1) at a maximum speed of 155Mbps.

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