Zim teledensity nears 90%

By Alfonce Mbizwo, Harare, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s teledensity is now nearly 90%, a 15% increase in the last six months, according to latest figures released by the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz).

It said 89,88% of Zimbabweans now had access to a mobile phone or landline, up from 77,4% six months ago.

By June 30, Zimbabwe had a total of 10 914 770 mobile subscribers. Of that total, Econet, the largest mobile operator in the country, had 6 427 788 users. That number has since grown to 7,1 million according to latest figures released by the company last week.

State-owned NetOne 2 484 342 with Telecel Zimbabwe  having 2 002 640 subscribers.

TelOne, another state owned enterprise and Zimbabwe’s sole fixed telecoms provider, had a minute 346 211 subscribers over the same period.

Potraz figures indicate that by mid-year, mobile telecommunication firms were contributing 87,11% to overall teledensity, with fixed teledensity standing at 2,77%.

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