TelOne blames load shedding


THE sole fixed telephone service provider, TelOne, has blamed load shedding and an acute shortage of fuel for the interruptions that the country has been experiencing since the beginning of the year.

“Some areas are going without electricity for 24 hours a day. In the absence of electricity, our telephone exchanges use diesel generators and of late there has not been a steady supply of diesel resulting in some exchanges shutting down completely until electricity has been restored,” said a statement from Telone.

The company said contrary to the belief that the disruptions were being caused by network failure, lack of energy resources was behind the constant network breakdowns.

The Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority has been failing to provide adequate supplies due to a number of problems, chief among them being the shortage of foreign currency to pay for imports from regional companies.

Hwange Colliery Company has been failing to meet national demand for coal due to undercapitalisation fuelled by lack of money to repair old machinery and acquire new one.

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