Some 1.8 million Econet subscribers use mobile broadband

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Econet BroadbandAt the “Thinking Global” ICT conference held in Harare two days ago, Econet disclosed the number of subscribers using mobile broadband internet services on its network. That number is a staggering 1.8 million. Staggering because that’s more than 30% of the total Econet subscribers (5,500,000).

The POTRAZ February 2010 stats show that Zimbabwe, back then, had a total of 1.4 million internet users and only 20,000 “public mobile internet subscribers”. And since the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) gets its data from POTRAZ, the ITU “estimated Internet users per 100 inhabitants” in Zimbabwe is only 11%. That’s clearly very old data now.

Econet is the largest telecommunications firm in Zimbabwe. Having introduced mobile internet in 2009, Econet went on to launch mobile broadband for all subscribers last year in October. Telecel, the second largest mobile operator by number of subscribers, recently availed mobile broadband to its subscribers on a test basis. NetOne, the state owned mobile operator, currently isn’t offering any mobile internet service but is reportedly preparing to launch.

 

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  • http://www.byers-design.com ★ Byers Design ★

    This is why mobile websites are sooooo important in ZIM

  • Anonymous

    Well Econet should just fix their network first before they start harping on about how many subscribers they have. I for one am sick and tired of dropped calls. Their pay off line should be, amoung many others…”Econet, Inspired to drop your calls” Nxa!

  • Fourwallsinaroom

    You know, I think one needs to look at the quality of the device making the calls.  I for one know, that my Samsung and my Nokia do not drop calls unless a. I am in the basement. or b.  I am running out of battery.

    Econet for me has changed my world. :-)  Like i say, nothing like those video calls or fast data to keep me smilin.

  • Giant

    Econet is on top of the world , any tym u its available .even when there is no zesa , maybe yo handset is the problem