Zimbabwe total active subscriber base has grown to 12,152,471 from 11,728,478 recorded in the previous quarter marking a 3.1% mobile penetration rate increase to reach 87.7%.
According to the latest 2018 Q2 report by the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ), in its Abridged Postal & Telecommunication Sector Performance Report for the 2nd Quarter it stated that the total number of active mobile subscriptions increased by 3.6%.
The table below shows mobile subscriptions per operator:
As shown above, Telecel was the only operator to register a decline in active subscriptions. Based on the subscriber statistics, the market share of active mobile subscribers was as follows
Market share of mobile subscribers
Telecel lost 2.1% market share whereas Econet and NetOne gained market share by 0.6% and 1.4% respectively. Prepaid lines constituted 98.1% of total mobile telephone subscriptions.