Viettel is a Vietnamese-owned company that offers Internet access across the continent and just recently launched in another part of Africa (particularly Tanzania) but under the name Halotel, this company has promised to provide free internet access to a stunning 450 schools in the country. This is not to be seen as an empty promise as since the inception of the company, moves has been made to supply this internet access to much more public locations across the country. It has been said that this internet access would be made available at zero cost to these schools over the period of three years.
Going by the company’s claims, 150 public health centers, 150 communities and 150 police stations have all been reached with their access network within the first half of its launch year. Post offices have not been left out too as about 65 of them have been provided with Halotel’s network service likewise.
The Viettel group has said in a released statement that “Viettel’s vision is to provide every Tanzanian with a mobile phone and bring communication and information technology to every corner of life of the country”
The company is no newcomer to Africa as it boats some decent investments in various parts of the continent. After the rolling out of its service in Burundi (Lumitel) and Cameroon (Nexttel) all in this year, last year also saw Movitel launch in Mozambique.