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Revenue from Zimbabwe's telecom sector has come under pressure from a number of recent regulatory measures and taxes imposed by the cash-strapped government. Nevertheless, the sector shows some promise for coming years, particularly from the mobile segment where active mobile penetration has increased rapidly, reaching 93% by early 2019. The three mobile network operators Econet Wireless, NetOne and Telecel Zimbabwe continue to invest in network upgrades to support data services and their fast-expanding m-commerce and m-banking facilities.

The government in April 2019 outlined its plans to merge TelOne and NetOne and sell off a majority stake in the operator as part of a wider plan to offset state debt.

Limitations in international bandwidth for the landlocked country for many years held back development of the internet and broadband sectors, but this has changed since fibre optic links to several submarine cables were established via neighbouring territories. The expansion of 3G and LTE-based mobile broadband services have meant that more than half of the population now has access to the internet. Investment in fixed broadband infrastructure has also resulted in a slow but steady growth in the number of DSL connections, as also in fibre subscriptions.

BuddeComm notes that the outbreak of the Coronavirus in 2020 is having a significant impact on production and supply chains globally. During the coming year the telecoms sector to various degrees is likely to experience a downturn in mobile device production, while it may also be difficult for network operators to manage workflows when maintaining and upgrading existing infrastructure. Overall progress towards 5G may be postponed or slowed down in some countries.

On the consumer side, spending on telecoms services and devices is under pressure from the financial effect of large-scale job losses and the consequent restriction on disposable incomes. However, the crucial nature of telecom services, both for general communication as well as a tool for home-working, will offset such pressures. In many markets the net effect should be a steady though reduced increased in subscriber growth.

Although it is challenging to predict and interpret the long-term impacts of the crisis as it develops, these have been acknowledged in the industry forecasts contained in this report.

The report also covers the responses of the telecom operators as well as government agencies and regulators as they react to the crisis to ensure that citizens can continue to make optimum use of telecom services. This can be reflected in subsidy schemes and the promotion of tele-health and tele-education, among other solutions.

Key developments:

Telcos agree to the governments infrastructure sharing policy;

TelOne providing satellite broadband with Avanti Communications;

Government enforces m-money interoperability on MNOs, changes m-money tax basis;

NetOne refreshes m-money service;

Regulator confirms no room for a fourth mobile licensee;

Regulator drafts framework on MVNO licences;

Government begins USD 250 million investment to build 500 mobile towers to serve rural areas;

Econet expands m-commerce;

Government considers merging TelOne with NetOne and selling a majority stake in the two;

Draft legislation issued to repeal Post and Telecommunications Act;

Regulator proposes to create a new Virtual Network Operator (VNO) license category;

Report update includes the regulators market data to December 2018, telcos operating and financial data to August 2018, Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses, assessment of the global impact of COVID-19 on the telecoms sector, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

TelOne, Econet, TeleAccess, Afritell, DataOne, Powertel Communications, Telco Internet, Broadlands Networks, Aquiva, Africa Online, ComOne, Ecoweb, iWay Africa (MWEB), TelOne, NetOne, Econet Wireless, Telecel, Telecontract, Dandemutande (uMax), Afritell, Liquid Telecom, DataOne, Powertel Communications, Telco Internet, Broadlands Networks, Aquiva, Zimbabwe Online (ZOL), Aptics.

Henry LancasterMay 2019

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Table Of Content

Scope

1 Key statistics

2 Country overview

3 COVID-19 and its impact on the telecom sector

3.1 Economic considerations and responses

3.2 Mobile devices

3.3 Subscribers

3.4 Infrastructure

4 Telecommunications market

4.1 Historical overview

4.2 Market analysis

4.3 Regional Africa Market Comparison

5 Regulatory environment

5.1 Sector Reform Policy 1996

5.2 Posts and Telecommunications Act 2000

5.3 Telecom sector liberalisation

5.4 Regulatory authority

5.5 Licence fees

5.6 ICT Strategy 2010

5.7 ICT Strategy 2015

5.8 National Policy for ICT Act 2016

5.9 International gateways, interconnection

5.10 Value-added tax (VAT)

5.11 Universal Service Fund (USF)

5.12 Subscriber registration

5.13 Infrastructure sharing

5.14 Converged Licensing Framework (CLF)

6 Fixed network operators

6.1 TelOne

6.2 TeleAccess Zimbabwe

6.3 Afritell

7 Telecommunications infrastructure

7.1 Overview of the national telecom network

7.2 Smart grid infrastructure

7.3 International infrastructure

8 Broadband market

8.1 Introduction and statistical overview

8.2 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) Networks

8.3 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP)

8.4 Other fixed broadband services

9 Digital economy

9.1 E-commerce

9.2 E-learning

9.3 E-health

10 Mobile communications

10.1 Market analysis

10.2 Mobile statistics

10.3 Mobile infrastructure

10.4 Mobile data

10.5 Mobile broadband

10.6 Regulatory issues

10.7 Major mobile operators

10.8 Mobile content and applications

Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities Zimbabwe 2018

Table 2 TelOne financial data 2012 2017

Table 3 TelOne revenue by type 2014 2017

Table 4 National backbone fibre length 2013 2017

Table 5 Historic-Fixed lines in service and teledensity in Zimbabwe 1999 2009

Table 6 Fixed lines in service and teledensity in Zimbabwe 2010 2019

Table 7 Fixed-line telephony revenue 2013 2018

Table 8 Fixed-line voice traffic 2012 2018

Table 9 International bandwidth 2000 2018

Table 10 International bandwidth by operator 2015 2018

Table 11 Internet access revenue and investment 2010 2018

Table 12 Internet subscribers and penetration rate in Zimbabwe 2009 2019

Table 13 Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration in Zimbabwe 2001 2018

Table 14 DSL broadband subscribers 2012 2018

Table 15 Ecoweb broadband subscribers 2012 2017

Table 16 Ecoweb broadband revenue 2013 2019

Table 17 Fibre internet subscribers 2013 2018

Table 18 WiMAX internet subscribers 2013 2018

Table 19 Satellite internet subscribers 2013 2018

Table 20 Mobile voice traffic 2012 2018

Table 21 Mobile market financial data 2010 2018

Table 22 Base stations in service by technology 2013 2018

Table 23 Market share of 2G base stations by operator 2015 2018

Table 24 Market share of 3G base stations by operator 2015 2018

Table 25 Market share of 4G base stations by operator 2015 2018

Table 26 Historic-Mobile subscriptions and penetration rate in Zimbabwe 1999 2009

Table 27 Mobile subscriptions and penetration rate in Zimbabwe 2010 2019

Table 28 Active mobile subscriptions 2000 2019

Table 29 Active mobile subscriptions by operator 2014 2018

Table 30 Operator market share of active mobile subscriptions 2013 2018

Table 31 LTE mobile internet subscribers 2014 2017

Table 32 Mobile data traffic sent 2012 2018

Table 33 Share of mobile data traffic by operator 2016 2017

Table 34 Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2009 2018

Table 35 Econet Wireless financial data 2010 2019

Table 36 Econet Wireless data revenue 2010 2019

Table 37 Econet Wireless active mobile subscribers 2010 2018

Table 38 NetOne active mobile subscribers 2011 2018

Table 39 Telecel active mobile subscribers 2011 2018

Table 40 Econet Wireless EcoCash subscribers 2011 2018

Table 41 Econet Wireless EcoCash revenue 2013 2017

Table 42 Econet Wireless EcoCash transactions 2013 2018

Table 43 Econet Wireless EcoCash agents 2013 2018

Table 44 Market share of active m-money subscribers by operator 2015 -2018

Table 45 Mobile money market subscribers and agents 2013 2018

Table 46 Mobile money market data 2016 2018

Chart 1 Overall Africa view-Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita 2018

Chart 2 East Africa-Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita 2018

Chart 3 Africa Middle-tier Telecoms Maturity Index (Market Leaders) 2018

Chart 4 East Africa Telecoms Maturity Index by country 2018

Chart 5 East Africa mobile subscriber penetration versus mobile broadband penetration 2018

Chart 6 East Africa fixed and mobile penetration rates 2018

Chart 7 TelOne financial data 2012 2017

Chart 8 TelOne revenue by type 2014 2017

Chart 9 Fixed lines in service and teledensity in Zimbabwe 2005 2019

Chart 10 Internet subscribers and penetration rate in Zimbabwe 2009 2019

Chart 11 Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration in Zimbabwe 2001 2018

Chart 12 Base stations in service by technology 2013 2018

Chart 13 Mobile subscriptions and penetration rate in Zimbabwe 2005 2019

Chart 14 Active mobile subscriptions by operator 2014 2018

Chart 15 Operator market share of active mobile subscriptions 2013 2018

Chart 16 Econet Wireless financial data 2010 2019

Exhibit 1 Map of Zimbabwe

Exhibit 2 Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment

Exhibit 3 East Africa-Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country

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Revenue from Zimbabwe's telecom sector has come under pressure from a number of recent regulatory measures and taxes imposed by the cash-strapped government. Nevertheless, the sector shows some promise for coming years, particularly from the mobile segment where active mobile penetration has increased rapidly, reaching 93% by early 2019. The three mobile network operators Econet Wireless, NetOne and Telecel Zimbabwe continue to invest in network upgrades to support data services and their fast-expanding m-commerce and m-banking facilities.

The government in April 2019 outlined its plans to merge TelOne and NetOne and sell off a majority stake in the operator as part of a wider plan to offset state debt.

Limitations in international bandwidth for the landlocked country for many years held back development of the internet and broadband sectors, but this has changed since fibre optic links to several submarine cables were established via neighbouring territories. The expansion of 3G and LTE-based mobile broadband services have meant that more than half of the population now has access to the internet. Investment in fixed broadband infrastructure has also resulted in a slow but steady growth in the number of DSL connections, as also in fibre subscriptions.

BuddeComm notes that the outbreak of the Coronavirus in 2020 is having a significant impact on production and supply chains globally. During the coming year the telecoms sector to various degrees is likely to experience a downturn in mobile device production, while it may also be difficult for network operators to manage workflows when maintaining and upgrading existing infrastructure. Overall progress towards 5G may be postponed or slowed down in some countries.

On the consumer side, spending on telecoms services and devices is under pressure from the financial effect of large-scale job losses and the consequent restriction on disposable incomes. However, the crucial nature of telecom services, both for general communication as well as a tool for home-working, will offset such pressures. In many markets the net effect should be a steady though reduced increased in subscriber growth.

Although it is challenging to predict and interpret the long-term impacts of the crisis as it develops, these have been acknowledged in the industry forecasts contained in this report.

The report also covers the responses of the telecom operators as well as government agencies and regulators as they react to the crisis to ensure that citizens can continue to make optimum use of telecom services. This can be reflected in subsidy schemes and the promotion of tele-health and tele-education, among other solutions.

Key developments:

Telcos agree to the governments infrastructure sharing policy;

TelOne providing satellite broadband with Avanti Communications;

Government enforces m-money interoperability on MNOs, changes m-money tax basis;

NetOne refreshes m-money service;

Regulator confirms no room for a fourth mobile licensee;

Regulator drafts framework on MVNO licences;

Government begins USD 250 million investment to build 500 mobile towers to serve rural areas;

Econet expands m-commerce;

Government considers merging TelOne with NetOne and selling a majority stake in the two;

Draft legislation issued to repeal Post and Telecommunications Act;

Regulator proposes to create a new Virtual Network Operator (VNO) license category;

Report update includes the regulators market data to December 2018, telcos operating and financial data to August 2018, Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses, assessment of the global impact of COVID-19 on the telecoms sector, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

TelOne, Econet, TeleAccess, Afritell, DataOne, Powertel Communications, Telco Internet, Broadlands Networks, Aquiva, Africa Online, ComOne, Ecoweb, iWay Africa (MWEB), TelOne, NetOne, Econet Wireless, Telecel, Telecontract, Dandemutande (uMax), Afritell, Liquid Telecom, DataOne, Powertel Communications, Telco Internet, Broadlands Networks, Aquiva, Zimbabwe Online (ZOL), Aptics.

Henry LancasterMay 2019

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Scope

1 Key statistics

2 Country overview

3 COVID-19 and its impact on the telecom sector

3.1 Economic considerations and responses

3.2 Mobile devices

3.3 Subscribers

3.4 Infrastructure

4 Telecommunications market

4.1 Historical overview

4.2 Market analysis

4.3 Regional Africa Market Comparison

5 Regulatory environment

5.1 Sector Reform Policy 1996

5.2 Posts and Telecommunications Act 2000

5.3 Telecom sector liberalisation

5.4 Regulatory authority

5.5 Licence fees

5.6 ICT Strategy 2010

5.7 ICT Strategy 2015

5.8 National Policy for ICT Act 2016

5.9 International gateways, interconnection

5.10 Value-added tax (VAT)

5.11 Universal Service Fund (USF)

5.12 Subscriber registration

5.13 Infrastructure sharing

5.14 Converged Licensing Framework (CLF)

6 Fixed network operators

6.1 TelOne

6.2 TeleAccess Zimbabwe

6.3 Afritell

7 Telecommunications infrastructure

7.1 Overview of the national telecom network

7.2 Smart grid infrastructure

7.3 International infrastructure

8 Broadband market

8.1 Introduction and statistical overview

8.2 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) Networks

8.3 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP)

8.4 Other fixed broadband services

9 Digital economy

9.1 E-commerce

9.2 E-learning

9.3 E-health

10 Mobile communications

10.1 Market analysis

10.2 Mobile statistics

10.3 Mobile infrastructure

10.4 Mobile data

10.5 Mobile broadband

10.6 Regulatory issues

10.7 Major mobile operators

10.8 Mobile content and applications

Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities Zimbabwe 2018

Table 2 TelOne financial data 2012 2017

Table 3 TelOne revenue by type 2014 2017

Table 4 National backbone fibre length 2013 2017

Table 5 Historic-Fixed lines in service and teledensity in Zimbabwe 1999 2009

Table 6 Fixed lines in service and teledensity in Zimbabwe 2010 2019

Table 7 Fixed-line telephony revenue 2013 2018

Table 8 Fixed-line voice traffic 2012 2018

Table 9 International bandwidth 2000 2018

Table 10 International bandwidth by operator 2015 2018

Table 11 Internet access revenue and investment 2010 2018

Table 12 Internet subscribers and penetration rate in Zimbabwe 2009 2019

Table 13 Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration in Zimbabwe 2001 2018

Table 14 DSL broadband subscribers 2012 2018

Table 15 Ecoweb broadband subscribers 2012 2017

Table 16 Ecoweb broadband revenue 2013 2019

Table 17 Fibre internet subscribers 2013 2018

Table 18 WiMAX internet subscribers 2013 2018

Table 19 Satellite internet subscribers 2013 2018

Table 20 Mobile voice traffic 2012 2018

Table 21 Mobile market financial data 2010 2018

Table 22 Base stations in service by technology 2013 2018

Table 23 Market share of 2G base stations by operator 2015 2018

Table 24 Market share of 3G base stations by operator 2015 2018

Table 25 Market share of 4G base stations by operator 2015 2018

Table 26 Historic-Mobile subscriptions and penetration rate in Zimbabwe 1999 2009

Table 27 Mobile subscriptions and penetration rate in Zimbabwe 2010 2019

Table 28 Active mobile subscriptions 2000 2019

Table 29 Active mobile subscriptions by operator 2014 2018

Table 30 Operator market share of active mobile subscriptions 2013 2018

Table 31 LTE mobile internet subscribers 2014 2017

Table 32 Mobile data traffic sent 2012 2018

Table 33 Share of mobile data traffic by operator 2016 2017

Table 34 Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2009 2018

Table 35 Econet Wireless financial data 2010 2019

Table 36 Econet Wireless data revenue 2010 2019

Table 37 Econet Wireless active mobile subscribers 2010 2018

Table 38 NetOne active mobile subscribers 2011 2018

Table 39 Telecel active mobile subscribers 2011 2018

Table 40 Econet Wireless EcoCash subscribers 2011 2018

Table 41 Econet Wireless EcoCash revenue 2013 2017

Table 42 Econet Wireless EcoCash transactions 2013 2018

Table 43 Econet Wireless EcoCash agents 2013 2018

Table 44 Market share of active m-money subscribers by operator 2015 -2018

Table 45 Mobile money market subscribers and agents 2013 2018

Table 46 Mobile money market data 2016 2018

Chart 1 Overall Africa view-Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita 2018

Chart 2 East Africa-Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita 2018

Chart 3 Africa Middle-tier Telecoms Maturity Index (Market Leaders) 2018

Chart 4 East Africa Telecoms Maturity Index by country 2018

Chart 5 East Africa mobile subscriber penetration versus mobile broadband penetration 2018

Chart 6 East Africa fixed and mobile penetration rates 2018

Chart 7 TelOne financial data 2012 2017

Chart 8 TelOne revenue by type 2014 2017

Chart 9 Fixed lines in service and teledensity in Zimbabwe 2005 2019

Chart 10 Internet subscribers and penetration rate in Zimbabwe 2009 2019

Chart 11 Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration in Zimbabwe 2001 2018

Chart 12 Base stations in service by technology 2013 2018

Chart 13 Mobile subscriptions and penetration rate in Zimbabwe 2005 2019

Chart 14 Active mobile subscriptions by operator 2014 2018

Chart 15 Operator market share of active mobile subscriptions 2013 2018

Chart 16 Econet Wireless financial data 2010 2019

Exhibit 1 Map of Zimbabwe

Exhibit 2 Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment

Exhibit 3 East Africa-Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country

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