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2012 mobile broadband subscribers: 2.2 mil
L.S.M Kambweza, Technology Zimbabwe
November 26, 2012
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The draft policy
framework document presented last week by the Ministry of ICT yesterday
had some interesting stats on the state of the ICT industry in Zimbabwe.
The statistics cover mobile penetration, fixed telephony, mobile
broadband penetration and the amount of incoming and outgoing international
bandwidth. We thought to share some of that data here, especially
the mobile broadband subscribers. These statistics were provided
by Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe
The mobile internet
subscribers stats cover only the GSM mobile operators, Econet, NetOne
and Telecel. We're guessing the CDMA operators (mainly Africom,
PowerTel and Broadacom) don't have numbers significant enough
to be included here, or someone at POTRAZ incorrectly doesn't
consider them mobile operators.
according to the stats as of August 2012, Econet Wireless accounted
for 2,159,694 mobile internet subscribers, Telecel Zimbabwe 54,328
and NetOne, 11,873. That makes a total of 2,225,895 mobile broadband
subscribers in Zimbabwe, about 18% of Zimbabwe's population
the statistics, just 3 years ago the mobile broadband subscribers
were just 1% of the country's population.
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