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 in Zimbabwe. TelOne also gets broadband internet bandwidth through the West African Cable System (WACS) and SEACOM.
- A number of solutions are available for data communications:
- High speed point-to-point data connectivity using modems
- The Managed Data Network (MDN) solution that uses frame relay technology
- Over satellite using VSAT (very small aperture terminal) technology
- The Internet Protocol (IP) based MPLS (multiprotocol label switching) technology