Zimbabwe mobile internet usage spikes by 19.2%

By Staff reporter | 11 Jul 2019 at 17:32hrs
Zimbabwe mobile internet usage has increased by 19.2% from 8 559 TB to 10 202 TB the Potraz Abridged Sector Report of the First Quarter of 2019 has revealed.

This is despite a decline of 3.3% total number of active internet subscriptions declined by 3.3% to record 8,431,581 from 8,723,242 recorded as at 31 December 2018.

Using a population of 14,572,011 for 2019 as per ZIMSTAT projections, the internet penetration rate declined by 5% to record 57.9% from 62.9% recorded as at 31 December 2018.

According to the Report, the decline is a result of the economic environment that has affected the sector.

"The decline in active data and internet subscriptions is reflective of the general depressed demand in the economy," it read.