GABORONE, (Xinhua) --
Botswana’s latest figures have indicated growth
in the country’s internet usage in last year.
(SB) on Friday said the country’s internet use rose by about 9
percent in 2017.
With a population of
just over 2 million, the SB said a total of 1,581,855 internet
users were registered in 2017 from 1,451,107 subscriptions
recorded in 2016.
“Most of this growth
came from mobile internet subscriptions,” said the Statistician
General Burton Mguni, adding the group constituted about 96.9
percent of the total of the internet subscriptions.
The data authority
said internet subscriptions per 100 inhabitants increased from
65 subscriptions in 2016 to 70 subscriptions in 2017, while
mobile internet subscriptions per 100 inhabitants increased to
68 subscriptions in 2017 as compared to 63 subscriptions in
Mguni however said
both mobile cellular telephone subscriptions and fixed telephone
telephone subscriptions went down from 3,288,986 subscriptions
recorded in 2016 to 3,249,903 subscriptions in 2017, registering
a fall of 1.2 percent,” he said.
He said fixed telephone subscriptions registered a moderate fall
of 0.6 percent as compared to mobile cellular telephone