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Download The Latest Telecoms Report By POTRAZ Q4 2018

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Download The Latest Telecoms Report By POTRAZ Q4 2018

Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) has just released the Telecoms report for the 4th Quarter of 2018.

Here’s a snippet of what it highlights:

  • The total number of active fixed telephone lines increased by 1% to reach 268,849 from 263,962 recorded in the third quarter of 2018. The fixed tele-density remained at 1.9%.
  • Fixed voice traffic declined by 3.3% to record 113 million minutes from 116.8 million minutes recorded in the third quarter of 2018
  • Fixed telephone revenue increased by 9.8% to record $38 million from $34.5 million recorded in the third quarter of 2018.
  • Active mobile subscriptions increased by 1.3% to record 12,908,992 from 12,748,551 recorded in the third quarter of 2018. The mobile penetration rate increased by 1.2% to reach 93.1% from 91.9% recorded in the third quarter of 2018.
  • Mobile voice traffic increased by 4.1% to record 1.32 billion minutes from 1.27 billion minutes recorded in the third quarter of 2018.
  • Mobile internet and data usage increased by 15.7% to record 7,395TB from 6,104TB recorded in the third quarter of 2018.
  • Mobile telephone revenue declined by 13.3% to reach $287,035,249 from $331,165,401 recorded in the third quarter of 2018.
  • Mobile network operating costs increased by 5% to record $174.8 million from $166.5 million recorded in the third quarter of 2018.
  • Active internet subscriptions grew by 13.4% to reach 8.7 million from 7.7 million recorded in the third quarter of 2018. The internet penetration rate increased by 7.5% to reach 62.9% from 55.4% recorded in the third quarter of 2018.
  • Used incoming international internet bandwidth capacity also grew by 0.8% to reach 84,683Mbps from 85,333Mbps recorded in the third quarter of 2018.
  • IAP revenues increased by 13.2% to record $69.7 million from $61.6 million recorded in the third quarter of 2018.
  • Postal and courier volumes increased by 11.5% to record 2.1 million from 1.9 million recorded in the third quarter of 2018.
  • Postal and courier revenues increased by 6.9% to record $8.8million from $8.3million recorded in the third quarter of 2018.

You can 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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