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.