Zimbabwe’s active mobile subscriber base increased to 12.2 million in the second quarter from 11.7 million in the first quarter of 2018, the latest data from the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz). State-owned operator NetOne led the growing, increasing its base by 10.1 percent from the previous quarter to 2.9 million subscribers.
Econet Wireless maintained its market lead with 8 million subscribers, up by 4.5 percent from 7.7 million in Q1. Telecel was the only operator to register a decline in active subscriptions, down by 13.1 percent to 1.25 million.
Mobile voice traffic increased by 9.1 percent in the period to 1.2 billion minutes from 1.10 billion in the first quarter. Inbound and outbound roaming traffic decreased by 28 percent and 24 percent respectively compared to Q1.
The increase in the internet penetration rate saw international outgoing internet bandwidth capacity increase by 56.6 percent to 24,733 Mbps in the second quarter of 2018, compared to 15,790 Mbps in the first quarter.