Zimbabwean internet service provider Dandemutande Investments has announced the relaunch of its iWayAfrica Ka-band VSAT service.
The new service is aimed at providing affordable broadband without the need for customers to purchase equipment upfront. iWayAfrica is offering 12 or 24 month contracts with free equipment, subject to a nominal installation charge of US$155.
The firm said the new offering removes the barrier to entry for customers who require VSAT services; both private households and business customers.
“iWayAfrica has been deploying VSAT services in Zimbabwe for over 10 years. We feel strongly that the new licence structure with accompanying iWayAfrica service plans will deepen internet penetration in Zimbabwe,” said Nhena Nyagura, Country Manager for iWayAfrica.
The service provider said it hopes to contribute to Zimbabwe’s economic growth by providing affordable internet access across the country.
“It is well documented that every 10% increase in broadband penetration can trigger an additional 1.4% positive economic impact. iWayAfrica plans to lead this drive and continue its positioning as market leader in VSAT services in Zimbabwe for affordability, coverage and customer service,” Nyagura said.
Pricing plans for the new iWayAfrica service start from US$80 per month for 1Mbps with a 15GB data cap for the home; while business customers can access packages from US$314 per monthly for 2Mbps with a 50GB data cap.
All service plans include free browsing from 11pm to 6am every day as standard.
Dandemutande is a licensed internet access provider operating the AfricaOnline, iWayAfrica, Utande and uMAX brands in Zimbabwe.