Zimbabwe’s fixed line market continues its decline


The number of fixed line users in Zimbabwe declined in the final three months of 2012, according to figures from regulator the Posts and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ).

The country had 301,650 wireline subscribers at the end of December, down from 325,000 three months before and 337,000 at end-2011. The wireless market is still showing healthy growth, however, with 12.98 million users at end-2012, up from 8.98 million twelve months earlier.

The fixed line sector in Zimbabwe is controlled by state-owned operator TelOne, while the mobile market is home to three players: Econet, Telecel and NetOne.