Wednesday, 31 October 2012

The rise in internet connectivity in Zimbabwe...

The rise in internet connectivity in Zimbabwe

Recently Zimbabwe's telecoms giant, Econet released their business data detailing a 17% rise in revenue.
The rise was attributed to a 50% rise in data revenues.

According to the results, broadband subscribers had increased by 75% to 2.5 million from 1.4 million in the previous year.

Considering that Econet isn't the sole internet provider the number of internet users in Zimbabwe could be well above 3.5 million out of an 11 million population.
This represents just 32% in a country where youth make up 70%.
The rise is phenomenal and so is the potential.

If mobile phone makers made sure they supplied affordable smartphones in $45 to 60 range into the market, the service providers and phone makers will benefit greatly as the appetite for technology amongst the Zimbabwean youths is unlimited but only being frustrated by the high cost of smartphones.

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