Zim gets first 4G service

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Image: Parkvoo Mutendera, MD of Brodacom. By Alfonce Mbizwo
Parkvoo Mutendera, MD of Brodacom

By Alfonce Mbizwo, Harare, Zimbabwe

New player Brodacom has launched Zimbabwe’s first 4G internet service, promising to bring the Southern African nation’s economy into the digital age.

The company, one of Zimbabwe’s 15 licensed IAPs, launched its product by running adverts boldly asking customers the question: What do you expect from your 4G network?

“We are coming into the market with voice, data and video services. We are able to provide voice services at home and office and on mobile platforms. We do not sell handsets, but our modems have the capacity and capability to provide voice services, sms, data and internet services. They support those kind of services whether its fixed telephony or mobile services,” the managing director of Brodacom, Parkvoo Mutendera told Biztechafrica.

“Most of our products are designed to make broadband accessible to more than just an individual so you buy one gadget and you give internet access to 10 or 20 other people and this is what is going to make the difference between what we are offering and what has been available on the market," he said.

“Because we have a very visual generation now we have gone into the video space where we are saying individuals can interface via video. We are putting up base stations so that such services can be accessible even in remote locations and even the media can broadcast live on internet using the backbone of our infrastructure. We cut across voice, sms, data and video,” Mutendera said.



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