Zimbabwean mobile operators enhance security at base stations

By Staff reporter | 04 Oct 2019 at 21:06hrs
Zimbabwean operators have tightened security at their base stations amid rising numbers of cases of theft, vandalism, robberies and assaults on personnel at the sites, 263Chat reported.

Mobile network operators are spending millions of dollars on replacing stolen batteries and boosting security, it said. NetOne's head of public relations, Elderette Shereni, said the company have firmed up security to make sure customers' service is not interrupted.

Shereni said tower vandalism is an issue affecting operators and customers alike.

Shereni added that cases of theft at base stations were worrisome as one incident can result in the network being unavailable in that area for some time.

NetOne has teamed up with police and local communities to bring criminals to book, and a number of them have been apprehended in Murehwa, Bindura, Marondera and Kwekwe.