Zimbabwe-based communications and multimedia service provider TelOne is installing alarm systems on its cable networks to deal with rising cases of infrastructure theft and vandalism
TelOne sources said, “The installation of alarm systems on TelOne infrastructure including copper cables is in progress in order to protect our telecommunications network.”
According to the company, its network has suffered infrastructure vandalism owing to growing instances of theft of cables and other infrastructure. This has prompted the company to install alarm systems on its equipment.
TelOne added, “This development means that any act of theft or vandalism will be automatically detected and trigger the alarms, which will be responded to by our reaction teams.”
TelOne has around 300,000 landline users on its network in Zimbabwe. It also recently said that it is keen to operationalise its mobile licence to become Zimbabwe’s fourth mobile operator after Econet, Telecel Zimbabwe and state-owned NetOne.