Africom

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Africom
Trading name
Africom
Type
Private
IndustryCommunications, Telecoms
HeadquartersBlock 3, Tendeseka Park,
Samora Machel Ave Eastlea, Harare, Harare, Zimbabwe
Websitewww.africom.co.zw
Footnotes / references
Office Hours
Mon - Fri 0800 hrs - 1530 hrs
Sat 0800 hrs - 1130 hrs
Sun & Public Holidays CLOSED
Contact Number +(+263) 8644 400,
(+263) 8644 000 096,
(+263) 8644 105 500-3

Africom is a Zimbabwean Internet Service Provider which also provides mobile network services. It has been often reported that the company provides both data and voice calls at very reasonable prices compared to other players.

Background

The company was established in 1995 and has grown to become one of the most established ISPs in th country. From an establishment of Internet services provision, Africom has registered a lot of growth and now provides internet services, voice and video over broadband.[1]

Corporate Values

  • Continental Economic Unification

The aim of economic unification is to reduce costs for both consumers and producers, as well as to increase trade between the countries taking part whilst retaining value in Africa.

  • Betterment of the African Community through equal opportunities

It is the assertion that Africa will compete against the rest of the world on an equal footing, not hampered by its past but spurred on by creators of equal opportunity.

  • Collaboration

Cooperative arrangement in which 2 or more parties and (which may or may not have any previous relationship) work jointly towards a common goal.[1]

Products and Services

Fax Services

IP VPN

Remote Access

  • VSAT connectivity to remote sites
  • Secure inter-branch connectivity
  • Layer 2 and Layer 3 IP VPN
  • Bandwidth of up to 1MB

LANS

  • Structured cabling for office premises
  • CAT 5 and CAT 6 cabling

MANS

  • Metropolitan fiber within Harare
  • MPLS network with redundancy

Internet Access

  • Fixed WiMAX
  • Mobile WiMAX
  • Fiber
  • VSAT
  • VDSL
  • CDMA 1x ,EVDO

SMS

The service allows for short text messages to be sent from one cell phone to another cell phone.

IM and Presence

[1]

Smartapp

This application allows Africom customers to purchase Africom airtime simply by pointing the camera towards a recharge card. The app also has a number of exciting functions such as news from local, regional and international news sources and classifieds for users to utilise. SmartApp is available for all android users to download for free.


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Africom, Retrieved: January 19, 2015