Zimbabwe: Mobile Phone Usage Expected to Surge

ALMOST 10 million Zimbabweans are expected to own and use mobile phones by December, up from 8,5 million recorded last year, as the country’s technological revolution forges ahead.

Finance minister, Tendai Biti, said mobile voice penetration was expected to grow to 79% by year-end. In his mid-term fiscal policy review, Biti noted that despite the investments being made by government and the private sector in the country’s Information Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure, Zimbabwe still faced challenges in data and voice areas, evidenced by congestion and slow connectivity. Read more

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