Landline Subscribers Decline in Q1 2017

TelOne landline subscriptions have dropped by 15.7%, from 305,720 to 257,626 in the first quarter of 2017, the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe has said.

In the latest report, Potraz attributed the downfall in fixed telephone services to the decline in active fixed telephone subscriptions relative to the population.

Active subscribers in the 4th quarter of 2016 was 305,720 with a huge decline to 257,626 in the 1st quarter of 2017 a negative 15.7%

Active TelOne landlines in the capital city and rural areas decline by 15.7% and 15.8% respectively from 220,441 and 10,499 in the 4th of 2016 quarter to 185,774 and 8,837 in the 1st quarter of 2017last quarter of 2016 to 63,015 in the first quarter of 2017.

The fixed teledensity decline by 0.5% from 2.4% in December 2016 to 1.9% in the first quarter of 2017 making it the lowest fixed teledensity since year 2000.

However fixed network traffic increased by 3.2% recording 160 million minutes from 155.1 million in the previous quarter.

Net on net voice traffic increased by 12.3% from 65,327,245 in the previous quarter to 73,342,800 in the 1st quarter.

Outgoing to mobile against incoming from mobile voice traffic increased by 0.3% against a decrease of 3.0% respectively, Incoming and outgoing from IAPs increased by 3.3% and 6.1% in the same order.

International incoming and outgoing traffic however declined by 17.5% and 38.1% from 6,091,190 and 5,482,149 in the last quarter of 2016 to 5,023,996 and 3,394,993 in the 1st quarter of 2017

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