The Sunday Mail
LOCAL ICT solutions company Dandemutande Investments has partnered Facebook Connectivity to launch Express Wi-Fi in Zimbabwe.
The public Wi-Fi deployment initiative is envisaged to keep cities connected and allow for seamless communication channels and entertainment.
Dandemutande chief executive Mr Never Ncube said the initiative is in sync with the company’s vision.
“We are proud to have partnered with an innovative company such as Facebook on an initiative that further enhances our vision as an organisation to be a leading ICT solutions partner locally and in the region.
“The enhanced use of digital platforms worldwide has made internet connectivity a number one priority, hence the need for Express Wi-Fi across the country,” said Mr Ncube.
The Wi-Fi hotspot service, which is running under the brand “Express Wi-Fi by Facebook”, will enable Dandemutande to deliver internet connectivity over Facebook’s feature-rich Wi-Fi management platform that includes online voucher purchases, reseller management, network optimisation and management, amongst other features.
Express Wi-Fi is a key component of Facebook’s connectivity initiative to bring more people online globally.
It seeks to help internet service providers and mobile network operators provide Wi-Fi to those who are under-connected.
It currently operates in more than 30 countries, including Brazil, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Ghana, South Africa and Nigeria.
Dandemutande says it has begun deploying Wi-Fi hotspots across Zimbabwe.