Monday, October 20, 2008

Fire disrupts telecoms in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s telecommunications industry has be severely disturbed after a fire gutted a telephone exchange in the capital.

The damage has also affected internet service.

African Press Agency reported today that he fire extensively damaged the exchange in central Harare, switching off some telephone users with numbers from the station.
The damage has also crippled Internet traffic for subscribers using the state-owned service provider, ComOne.
The affected subscribers have not had Internet access since last week when the damage occurred.
Officials at ComOne’s parent company, TelOne, suspected that the fire was caused by defective temperature regulation at the exchange.

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