Infrastructure sharing agreements boosting rollouts in Zimbabwe – R&M

Infrastructure sharing agreements boosting rollouts in Zimbabwe – R&M

Considerable progress continues to be made in rolling out national fibre backbone networks in Zimbabwe, reports Research & Markets.

This has in part been facilitated by the government's efforts to encourage network infrastructure sharing. Addtionally, limitations on international bandwidth are gradually being addressed, with bandwidth available to ISPs increasing sharply.

This has greatly reduced the cost of broadband services and encouraged growth in the number of broadband subscribers. Investment in fixed broadband infrastructure has resulted in a slow but steady growth in the number of DSL connections, which approached 96,000 in early 2019, as also in fibre subscriptions.

Continuous improvements in national and international fibre infrastructure as well as in 3G and 4LTEG mobile broadband services have raised Zimbabwe's internet and broadband performance indicators in recent years. Mobile internet connections make up 98% of all internet connections.

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