The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe has in its latest report revealed that the number of internet bundles users has deteriorated sharply in the most recent months.
POTRAZ Director-General, Gift Machengete, attributed the decrease in the use of the internet to the deteriorating economy. He said:
The 1,1 percent (91 000) decline in total active data and Internet subscriptions is attributable to the depressed demand in the economy.
What this means is that, it could actually be a function of affordability where now a lot of people prefer to use free Wifi.
Machengete revealed that despite the sharp decrease in internet usage which is attributed to the high cost of internet bundles, the regulator intends to review up the prices of data, voice calls and SMS.
He added that this is meant to protect mobile network operators from the inflationary economy.