Zimbabwe Mobile penetration booms, internet penetration now at 31%

Zimbabwe`s mobile and internet penetration rate continues to soar as millions are continuously Getting connected

According to Potraz, statistics for mobile subscribers for the fourth quarter of 2012 indicate that Econet Wireless Zimbabwe is still leading the pack with 8 014 055 registered subscribers from 7,1million

Effectively Econet Wireless Zimbabwe is enjoying just above  63 percent of the market share, The figure represents a 14 percent increase from the 7,1 million connected users that the giant mobile telephone operator had at the beginning of October last year.

Telecel Zimbabwe comes second with a  subscribers  base of 2 582 154 from 1,8 million recorded a quarter earlier, claiming 20 percent market share which is a staggering 31% growth rate.

 

NetOne, the government owned telecoms company is summersaulting from dormancy  hiiting an all time high of  2 017 726, this was a  20% growth rate  from a meagre  1,6 million landing them 16percent market share

The  three mobile operators now share a subscriber base of more than 12,6 million.

 

TelOne, the only state fixed operator is not doing well as its  customers stood at 301 650 active subscribers in the last quarter of 2012, a drop of more than 60 000 subscribers from that recorded in the previous quarter.

With a current figure of 3 945 262 subscribers online, this indicates  a national Internet penetration rate of 31 percent.

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