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FIXED BROADBAND
IN ZIMBABWE
Presentation by
Honourable S. Mandiwanzira
Connect 2 Connect Summit
19 July 2016, Pretoria, So...
Provision of fixed broadband in
Zimbabwe
 Fixed (wired) broadband is offered in Zimbabwe through the
following technologi...
Growth of Fibre
 Fibre subscriptions have been on an upward trajectory with the
biggest leap being experienced in 2015 as...
Zimbabwe Fibre Backbone
National Fiber Backbone length (km)
• CURRENT Zimbabwe FIBRE Backbone
BULAWAYO
HARARE
CHINHOYI
Makuti
Karoi
Mt Darwin
Beatrice
Chivu
Mvuma
Lalapanzi
Shurugwi
...
• Zimbabwe Proposed Fibre Backbone
BULAWAYO
HARARE
CHINHOYI
Makuti
Karoi
Mt Darwin
Beatrice
Chivu
Mvuma
Lalapanzi
Shurugwi...
International Internet Connectivity
 Zimbabwe is land-linked country hence local operators
access international internet ...
International Internet Connectivity
 The growth in incoming international internet bandwidth capacity of the
fibre networ...
Growth of ADSL
 The country has also experienced huge growth
in the number of active ADSL subscriptions by
households and...
Growth of ADSL
Growth of ADSL Subscriptions
Leased Lines
 Whilst growth has been experienced
in the other fixed broadband
technologies, Leased lines have been
on the...
Leased Lines
Leased line subscriptions
Fixed Broadband
 Although growth has been experienced in the
use of fixed broadband in Zimbabwe, growth in
the use of mob...
Internet Penetration in Zimbabwe
 Zimbabwe has taken great strides in
improving access to internet services in
the countr...
Internet Penetration Rate
Internet penetration in Zimbabwe
Improving Broadband access and
affordability
 Infrastructure sharing to reduce cost
of broadband service provision
 Sett...
The End
Thank you
Questions
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Day 2 C2C - Fixed Broadband in Zimbabwe

Day 2 C2C Summit July 2016 - Fixed Broadband in Zimbabwe

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Day 2 C2C - Fixed Broadband in Zimbabwe

  1. 1. FIXED BROADBAND IN ZIMBABWE Presentation by Honourable S. Mandiwanzira Connect 2 Connect Summit 19 July 2016, Pretoria, South Africa
  2. 2. Provision of fixed broadband in Zimbabwe  Fixed (wired) broadband is offered in Zimbabwe through the following technologies: 1) Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) 2) Optic Fibre (FTTX) 3) Leased Lines  FTTX Fibre is offered by a total of 5 Internet Access Providers i.e. Liquid, TelOne, Powertel, Africom, Dandemutande and Telecontract.  ADSL is offered by 1 operator, TelOne.  Leased Lines are offered by 3 Internet Access Providers TelOne, Liquid and Telecontract
  3. 3. Growth of Fibre  Fibre subscriptions have been on an upward trajectory with the biggest leap being experienced in 2015 as shown below: Growth of fibre subscriptions in Zimbabwe
  4. 4. Zimbabwe Fibre Backbone National Fiber Backbone length (km)
  5. 5. • CURRENT Zimbabwe FIBRE Backbone BULAWAYO HARARE CHINHOYI Makuti Karoi Mt Darwin Beatrice Chivu Mvuma Lalapanzi Shurugwi Rutenga Hwange Gwaai Nyamandhlovu Dete Mutoko Kadoma Chegutu Rusape Gokwe Kariba Vic Falls Raffingora Chitungwiza Figtree GWERU MASVINGO Beitbridge To SOUTH AFRICA To BOTSWANA To ZAMBIA To MOZAMBIQUEMUTARE To MALAWI Livingstone Powertel Key Rushinga Nyamapanda Marondera Cecil Kop Plumtree Kwekwe Chakari Nembudziya Binga Chipinge BBG Chimanimani ChiredziTriangle Checheche Nyanga Current National Backbone Turk Mine Sanyati Chirundu Kanyemba Gwanda W Nicholson Esigodhini Filabusi Centenary Liquid TelOne Africom Proposed Backbone Chikwalakwala Mazoe Bindura Muzarabani Mhangura Antelope Mine Gutu Hot Springs Mbizi Inyathi Thuli RedCliff Shamva Murewa Siyakobvu Siyabuwa Zvishavane HwedzaKamativi To ZAMBIA To Namibia To MOZAMBIQUE
  6. 6. • Zimbabwe Proposed Fibre Backbone BULAWAYO HARARE CHINHOYI Makuti Karoi Mt Darwin Beatrice Chivu Mvuma Lalapanzi Shurugwi Rutenga Hwange Gwaai Nyamandhlovu Dete Mutoko Kadoma Chegutu Rusape Gokwe Kariba Vic Falls Raffingora Chitungwiza Figtree GWERU MASVINGO Beitbridge To SOUTH AFRICA To BOTSWANA To ZAMBIA To MOZAMBIQUEMUTARE To MALAWI Livingstone Fibre Key Rushinga Nyamapanda Marondera Cecil Kop Plumtree Kwekwe Chakari Nembudziya Binga Chipinge BBG Chimanimani ChiredziTriangle Checheche Nyanga Proposed ZIMBABWE Backbone Turk Mine Sanyati Chirundu Kanyemba Gwanda W Nicholson Esigodhini Filabusi Centenary Chikwalakwala Mazoe Bindura Muzarabani Mhangura Antelope Mine Gutu Hot Springs Mbizi Inyathi Thuli RedCliff Shamva Murewa Siyakobvu Siyabuwa Zvishavane HwedzaKamativi To ZAMBIA To Namibia To MOZAMBIQUE
  7. 7. International Internet Connectivity  Zimbabwe is land-linked country hence local operators access international internet connectivity through fibre at landing ports in Mozambique and South Africa.  This has contributed to the high cost of internet access in Zimbabwe.  The major international internet connectivity providers for the local internet access providers are Seacom, Liquid International, WIOCC, BOFINET, Telkom Namibia, Telkom SA amongst others.  Equipped Incoming International Internet Connectivity has grown from just 6,200Mbps in 2012 to reach 21,700Mbps in 2016 as demand for internet keeps increasing in the country
  8. 8. International Internet Connectivity  The growth in incoming international internet bandwidth capacity of the fibre networks over the past years is shown in the graph below: Equipped Incoming International Internet Bandwidth
  9. 9. Growth of ADSL  The country has also experienced huge growth in the number of active ADSL subscriptions by households and corporates.  In the 4 year period from 2012 to 2016, ADSL subscriptions have grown by 448% to reach 69,253 active subscriptions from 12,648 recorded in 2012.  The annual growth in active Asymmetric Digital Subscribers Lines in the country is shown in the graph below:
  10. 10. Growth of ADSL Growth of ADSL Subscriptions
  11. 11. Leased Lines  Whilst growth has been experienced in the other fixed broadband technologies, Leased lines have been on the decline since 2014 as users switch to Fiber and ADSL.  The declining trend of leased line subscriptions is shown in the graph below:
  12. 12. Leased Lines Leased line subscriptions
  13. 13. Fixed Broadband  Although growth has been experienced in the use of fixed broadband in Zimbabwe, growth in the use of mobile broadband has been even greater.  As at 31 March 2016, fixed broadband made up only 5% of total broadband subscriptions in the country.  Mobile broadband constituted 95% of total broadband subscriptions.
  14. 14. Internet Penetration in Zimbabwe  Zimbabwe has taken great strides in improving access to internet services in the country.  The internet penetration rate is currently 49% up from just 5.1% recorded in 2009.  The annual growth in the internet penetration rate from 2009 to 2016 is shown in the graph below:
  15. 15. Internet Penetration Rate Internet penetration in Zimbabwe
  16. 16. Improving Broadband access and affordability  Infrastructure sharing to reduce cost of broadband service provision  Setting up of a Regional Internet Exchange Point  National Broadband Plans  Connecting underserved areas through Universal Service projects.
  17. 17. The End Thank you Questions

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