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    POTRAZ
    Block "A" Emerald Business Park
    N0. 30 The Chase
    P.O. Box MP843
    Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe
    Telephone +263 4 333032 Fax: +263 4 333041 Toll Free Number: 0800 4303

ABRIDGED POSTAL & TELECOMMUNICATIONS SECTOR PERFORMANCE REPORT FOURTH QUARTER 2016

Vision : A World Class, fair and competitive regulatory environment with universal communications services throughout Zimbabwe by 2020

ABRIDGED POSTAL & TELECOMMUNICATIONS SECTOR PERFORMANCE REPORT

FOURTH QUARTER 2016

 

 

THE MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS

  • There was not much movement in subscriptions for mobile and internet services except for fixed telephone lines which declined by 8.7%.
  • The mobile penetration rate (active) increased by 0.5% to reach 94.8% from 94.3% recorded in the previous quarter.
  • The internet penetration rate declined by 0.1% to reach 50% from 50.1% recorded in the previous quarter.
  • Mobile Internet data usage up by 19%, whilst national mobile voice traffic declined by 15%.
  • Significant increase in inbound roaming traffic of 36% whilst outbound roaming reduced by 14%.
  • Telecommunication revenues increased by 2.8% to record $269,553,225 from $262,021,721 recorded in the previous quarter.
  • Mobile money transactions decreased by 35%, with cross networking transactions going down by 44%.
  • Internet Access Providers revenue up by 4%.
  • Postal and courier volumes increased by 5.4% to register a 10% increase in revenue

 

READ THE FULL REPORT HERE

  • ITU celebrated its 150th anniversary on 17 May 2015, marking a long and illustrious history in cutting edge communication technologies

  • POTRAZ commemorates the following internationally recognised events: Girls in ICT Day, World Telecommunication & Information Society Day and World Post Day

  • POTRAZ runs the International Letter Writing Competition

  • POTRAZ is responsible for ensuring that all people in Zimbabwe are adequately provided with Postal and telecommunication services.

  • POTRAZ gives back to the community through a number of life changing initiatives.

  • POTRAZ took steps such as compelling consumers to register their sim cards to prevent harassment of Zimbabwean Citizens by criminals

  • To promote the development of postal and telecommunication systems and services in accordance with practicable recognised international standards and public demand

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