by MARCUS MUSHONGA
HARARE – MOBILE operator, Telecel Zimbabwe, has announced the upgrade of the network in readiness for the launch of Long Term Evolution (LTE) services by September.
This is set to improve quality of service.
Telecel Zimbabwe Chief Executive Officer, Angeline Vere, said the forthcoming LTE would improve the speed of connectivity and communication.
As part of the plan announced in May, Telecel started to install LTE equipment in Harare, Bulawayo, Gweru and Mutare before increasing to other towns and cities across the country.
“This phase will be immediately followed by a country-wide deployment of this 4G technology,” Vere said.
In addition to the LTE, Telecel assured the customers the country’s third largest mobile network operator would upgrade current sites as well as rolling out new 4G sites nationwide.
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#.
Vere also urged customers to subscribe to the service in order to access unlimited browsing from 11:00pm to 05:00am.
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.
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.
– ItNews Zimbabwe