Powertel Communications, a subsidiary of the Zesa Holdings Group, has ventured into internet of things (IoT) business with new lines of services that include vehicle tracking and generator monitoring.
Speaking to NewsDay yesterday, Prosper Mutswiri, Powertel head of marketing and corporate branding, said the company had launched the products with an aim to simplify doing business and had yielded positive results in the first 100 days.
“We are confident to say we have managed to improve people’s lives through our electricity prepayment department and we account for 96% of electricity revenues countrywide,” said Mutswiri.
“I can conclusively assure you that we remain solid, continue to value customer experience and value for money services for all our customers in all sectors. Indeed, Powertel is open for business.”
He said the company aimed to bring in latest technologies that would improve people’s lives and ease of doing business.
“The company is trying to curb some of the problems that the country previously had. For instance, we have managed to curb load-shedding through the introduction of prepaid meters and that shows that we are on the right track.
“In areas of low connectivity, the system offers a flash storage as a back-up plan. We have full confidence of the PowerTrack Fleet.
Powertel Communications is a leading internet access provider servicing both business and consumer markets with a host of services, including mobile and fixed broadband, Enterprise Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) solutions on 08611 networks, carrier services and virtual private networking.
The company is also the aggregator of the Power plus prepaid electricity top-up system in Zimbabwe. It worked on the prepaid electricity aggregation system and to date, over 96% of prepaid electricity revenues are earned through it.
The internet access company controls a significant market share in carrier business and broadband services in Zimbabwe.