computer lab.jpgPlayers in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector say 2010 has been a positive year for the industry, which recorded remarkable growth as the number of internet and mobile phone users has significantly increased.

 

The development of the ICT sector follows a massive investment drive in infrastructure by the country’s mobile networks.

According to the International Telecommunications Union, the country’s teledensity grew by an estimated 2% from 2009, while the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) said the country’s telecommunication penetration rate had increased by 17% by October this year.

Computer Suppliers Association of Zimbabwe Chairman, Mr Artwell Mukusha said the improvement of technology has immensely benefited corporates, schools and tertiary institutions who have embraced e-commerce.

The country now has about 6,4 million mobile phone subscribers up from about 4 million at the beginning of the year, with locals now able to access third generation technology and services.