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Mobile internet usage balloons in Botswana

Staff Writer |
Botswana's mobile internet subscription continues to balloon, the latest telecommunications data from Statistics Botswana (SB) has revealed.

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A total of 1,658,784 internet subscriptions were recorded during the second quarter of 2018, up by 5.4 percent from 1,574,059 subscriptions registered in the previous quarter, the SB said Wednesday.

"Out of this number, 1,605,727 were mobile internet subscriptions while 53,057 were fixed internet subscriptions," said Statistician General Burton Mguni.

On the other hand, mobile devices subscriptions recorded within the second quarter of 2018 stood at 3,204,139, an increase from 3,181,591 subscriptions recorded in the previous quarter.

The on-net and off-net cell phone traffic declined by 11.3 percent and 5.5 percent, respectively while outgoing international calls from landline phones increased by 32.5 percent and those from cell phones decreased by 9.4 percent during the period under review, the SB said.

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