POTRAZ says TelOne’s fixed line total ends stagnant period, driven by ADSL

1 Jun 2012

Figures from the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) show that the country’s state-owned PSTN operator TelOne has ended a long period of stagnation in its fixed line total by increasing its voice subscriber base by 35,000 in the three months to the end of March 2012. The increase took its lines in service to around 373,000; previously POTRAZ reported that TelOne’s lines declined to below 338,000 at the end of 2011, down by around 50,000 since 2009. According to state-backed newspaper The Herald, the telco’s recent growth in fixed line usage is attributed to its rollout of lower-cost ADSL broadband services and expansion of ADSL coverage. TelOne had just 2,600 ADSL customers at the end of 2011, according to POTRAZ.

Zimbabwe, TelOne