Zimbabwe may be a good choice as a location for installing the GSM gateways. The average rate for this direction makes up $0.15 per minute of conversation. The mobile services market is actively developing in Zimbabwe. But an important condition for a profitable business in the field of call termination is a stable Internet connection. Let's find out if it is possible to connect high-quality Internet in Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe is landlocked, and international bandwidth restrictions have held back the development of the Internet services sector for a long time. But the situation improved as soon as fiber-optic cables connecting national networks to the submarine cables were laid through neighboring countries. Thanks to that, the Internet penetration reached 40%, as of 2019 (more than 6.8 million connections). In parallel, investments were made in the development of broadband connection, due to which the number of DSL and Fiber-Optic connections increased.
The main Internet providers in Zimbabwe are Econet Wireless, Telecel. They provide cellular services in parallel. An average Internet Bandwidth in the country territory is 2.3 Mbps (in 2019). This Internet speed is enough for the smooth operation of the gsm gateway box with a small number of channels. Please remember that for effective termination, the minimum recommended Internet speed is 2-5 Mbps. At the same time, as part of the proposals for optical fiber connection from the local providers, the speed can reach 50-100 Mbps.