NetOne targets eight million users by 2017

25 May 2016

Zimbabwean state-owned mobile operator NetOne says it is targeting eight million subscribers by end-2017, having pinned its hopes on the recently revamped ‘dollar a day’ bundles, which provide daily packages of voice, messages and data usage at reduced rates, local newspaper The Zimbabwean reports. The cellco is also looking to improve its network coverage and quality in an effort to entice new users, with plans to double its current footprint of 2,000 base stations, including the expansion of its 4G LTE networks. NetOne claimed 5.70 million customers at the end of 2015, though the country’s telecoms regulator POTRAZ says that only 4.13 million of these could be classed as active users. The local mobile market is led by Econet Wireless, which had 9.24 million registered users at end-2015, 6.70 million of which were active according to POTRAZ.

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