Zim fibre footprint set to expand

Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) last year committed US$60 million investment to open-access metro fibre networks for a period of five years, in a major boost for government’s plan for every household to be connected to fibre optic. The investment, which has been delayed by a year, will be channelled through DFA Zimbabwe which announced its entry into the country last week as it prepares for the ground-breaking ceremony at the end of this month. Zimbabwe is in line with its strategic intent of expanding into sub-Saharan Africa and other markets on the continent. It marks its first network expansion into African markets outside South Africa. Business reporter Melody Chikono (MC) spoke to DFA Zimbabwe chief executive Simon Chimutsotso (SC, pictured) to unpack how the investment will impact the local information communication technology industry. Find the excerpts of the interview below:

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