The chairman of state-owned fixed line telco, TDM, Joaquim de Carvalho has said Mozambique’s ten provincial capitals will be linked by a fibre-optic cable by the end of 2008. The cable will be installed in Nampula by the end of April and, between June and July in Tete, while the cities of Lichinga and Pemba will be connected by December. The company hopes to offer internet access in cities that currently only have fixed telecom services. De Carvalho hinted the company could be looking for outside investment, saying it plans to take fixed line telephony to all district capitals by 2010, using its own funds, but that this could be achieved sooner if it had the support of cooperation partners.
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