The South African company Dark Fiber Africa (DFA), which specializes in providing free access fiber optic infrastructure and connectivity, has obtained a license to build and operate a fiber optic network in Republic of Zimbabwe. The license was awarded by the local regulatory authority for posts and telecommunications (Potraz) after a test phase carried out successfully.
The President and CEO of DFA, Thinus Mulder, said this expansion of the business outside of South Africa and the choice of Zimbabwe reflect confidence in this market. “We believe in the potential of the telecommunications industry in Zimbabwe and therefore have identified it as a good place to invest.”
Simon Chimutsotso, President and CEO of DFA Zimbabwe, also commented, “We are looking forward to partnering with our target customers to improve their efficiency and competitiveness. By meeting their physical fiber network infrastructure requirements and assuming maintenance responsibilities, we allow them to focus on their core business of providing excellent value-added telecommunications services to their customers.”