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Download The Latest Telecoms Report By POTRAZ Q2 2018

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Download The Latest Telecoms Report By POTRAZ Q2 2018

Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) has just released the Telecoms report for the 2rd Quarter of 2018.

Here’s a snippet of what it highlights:

  1. Fixed telephone subscriptions increased by 1.7% to reach 263,962 compared to the first quarter of 2018. The fixed tele-density remained at 1.9%.
  2. The mobile penetration rate increased by 3.1% to reach 87.7% following a 3.6% growth in active mobile subscriptions.
  3. The internet penetration rate increased by 2.8% to reach 51.9% following a 5.7% growth in active internet subscriptions.
  4. Fixed voice traffic increased by 10.9% to record 116.4 million minutes compared to 105 million recorded in the first quarter of 2018.
  5. Mobile voice traffic increased by 9.1% to record 1.2 billion minutes from 1.1 billion recorded in the first quarter of 2018.
  6. Mobile Internet data usage increased by 16.9% to record 6.1 million MB, from 5.2 million MB recorded in the first quarter of 2018.
  7. Used international incoming internet bandwidth capacity increased by 44.1% to record 80,546Mbps from 55,885Mbps recorded in the first quarter of 2018.
  8. Used international outgoing internet bandwidth capacity increased by 56.6% to record 24,733Mbps in the second quarter of 2018 from 15,790Mbps recorded in the first quarter of 2018.
  9. International incoming and outgoing traffic reduced by 6% and 13% for the fixed operator and 10% and 11% for mobile operators respectively.
  10. Inbound and outbound roaming traffic decreased by 28% and 24% respectively compared to the first quarter of 2018.
  11. Active mobile money subscriptions grew by 6%, with value of mobile money transactions registering a 66% increase from the previous quarter.
  12. Revenue by the fixed telephone network increased by 22% to record $34.5 million from $28.3 million recorded in the previous quarter.
  13. Revenue by mobile operators increased by 19.7% to record $292.9 from $244.7 million recorded in the first quarter of 2018.
  14. Revenues by IAPs declined by 21.4% to record $62.4 million from $79.5 million recorded in the previous quarter.
  15. Revenue by Postal and Courier operators declined by 1.1% to record $9 million from $9.1 million recorded in the first quarter of 2018.

Download the report here

Pardon has been a technology enthusiast his entire life and has spent the better part of last decades in information technology and security, and he writes with an aim to remove some of the "mysticism" from the cyber world. He’s the Editor at Techunzipped. Away from the keyboard, you're likely to find him playing with the latest gadgets or the latest Game.

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