4G coverage triples in Zimbabwe

22 Dec 2016

The latest figures from the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) show that LTE network coverage in the country more than tripled in the twelve months to end-September 2016. Zimbabwe’s two 4G LTE providers – Econet and NetOne – had just 146 4G base stations in service at the end of the third quarter of 2015, but this had risen to 647 a year later. Econet claimed 497 of these while state-owned NetOne had 150. The country was home to 205,082 LTE users at end-September 2016, with Econet claiming the vast majority and NetOne serving only around 1,000 4G customers. Smallest player Telecel has yet to launch a 4G network.