Telecel Zimbabwe begins extensive 4G rollout

Telecel’s Chief Executive Officer, Angeline Vere
Telecel’s Chief Executive Officer, Angeline Vere

HARARE  – MOBILE operator, Telecel Zimbabwe, has announced the upgrade of the network in readiness for the launch of Long Term Evolution services by September.
This is set to improve quality of service.
The mobile company has thus begun installing the equipment as part of its network upgrade and LTE project which was announced in May this year.
As part of the plan we announced in May, the company has started to install LTE equipment in Harare, Bulawayo, Gweru and Mutare.
“This phase will be immediately followed by a country-wide deployment of this 4G technology,” Angeline Vere said.
In addition to the LTE, Telecel will also be upgrading current sites as well as rolling out new 3G sites across the country.
The announcement was made while the company was unveiling their latest offering Unlimited Night Data Bundle.
The Unlimited Night Data Bundle promotion which is immediately available to Telecel subscribers can be accessed by dialling *470#.
Telecel subscribers will be able to access the service for $1, $2 or $3 via the *470# short code. Once they have subscribed to the service they will be able to access unlimited browsing from 11pm to 5am.
The $1 bundle will be accessed for two nights from 11pm to 5am while the $2 and $3 Unlimited Night Data Bundle will provide unlimited data access for 7 and 14 nights respectively.
If a subscriber who is registered to the service continues to browse or use their mobile internet after the 5am and before 11pm will be billed at the normal rate.
Telecel’s Chief Executive Officer, Angeline Vere, said the company had embarked on technology upgrades which allow the company to introduce more innovative data related services for the enjoyment of their customers who will have an improved user experience.
LTE is fourth generation mobile technology which allows users super-fast, real time internet connectivity.

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