Internet Backbone Network
TelOne operates an internet hub in Harare that boasts of over 10 Gbp international bandwidth (and growing). The hub is multi-homed with direct connections via 3 different undersea cables, namely Eastern Africa Submarine Cable System (EASSy), West Africa Cable System (WACS) and SEACOM. Points of Presence (PoPs) located at all major urban centres in Zimbabwe along the highway from Mutare, Harare, Gweru, and Bulawayo to Victoria Falls from where access to the internet can be provided. They provide ADSL broadband and leased internet access. TelOne operates the national Domain Name Services (DNS) by administering the Country Code Top Level Domain (CCTLD), i.e., the ‘.zw’ and the organisational level domain ‘.org.zw’. The services are hosted on TelOne’s servers.
Backbone Transmission Network
Our countrywide transmission network interlinks our exchanges and carries calls across exchanges and to the world at large. This is the transport layer that interconnects cities and towns in Zimbabwe. The countrywide transmission backbone spans over 3000 km, using microwave radio, fibre optic and, in some cases, open wire systems. The bulk of the network is now digital, with a few links are still analogue
This is the network that provides last mile connectivity from switches and the customer premises equipment (CPE) that interfaces the user and the telecommunications network. The main technologies employed are as follows:
•Optic fibre cable
•Copper cables (underground & overhead)
•Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) Wireless
•Point to point/multipoint radio systems
TelOne is now migrating its principal international links to submarine cable. So far internet links are on satellite, terrestrial and submarine cable. International voice has been on terrestrial (neighbouring countries) and on satellite via Mazowe Earth Stations. The station has two antennas facing the Indian Ocean and Atlantic Ocean Intelsat satellites. Two international exchanges in Harare and Gweru act as the company’s gateways. To ensure guaranteed service uptime and sufficient redundancy is TelOne has invested in the West Indian Ocean Cable Company (WIOCC) which owns and operates the East Africa Submarine System (EASSy). It is through this investment that TelOne now boasts of the fastest, most reliable and affordable broadband internet access services in Zimbabwe. TelOne also gets broadband internet bandwidth through the West African Cable System (WACS) and SEACOM.
VPN is a private network that makes use of the public telecommunication infrastructure, maintaining privacy through the use of a tunnelling protocol and security. TelOne offers data transfer services that enable real-time information transfer at high bandwidth and uses various media including fibre optics, DSL and VSAT. The following data services are available:
TelOne is now migrating its principal international links to submarine cable. So far internet links are on satellite, terrestrial and submarine cable. International voice has been on terrestrial (neighbouring countries) and on satellite via Mazowe Earth Stations. The station has two antennas facing the Indian Ocean and Atlantic Ocean Intelsat satellites. Two international exchanges in Harare and Gweru act as the company’s gateways.
Enterprise networks must be more powerful and intelligent to keep up with the new style of IT. Cloud, Security, Mobility, and Big Data are pushing networks to the breaking point, requiring more bandwidth, scalability, reliability, and security. TelOne enables you to achieve this through the vast solutions it has to offer. We offer expert consultancy to implement the best solution possible for your business, whatever the needs are. We offer reliable network solutions with around the clock support to ensure a 99.9% uptime on your network.