Telecommunications in Swaziland
According to CIA World Factbook, Swaziland had 44,400 fixed line telephone subscribers in 2014 for a fixed line
telephone density of just 3 subscribers for every 100 inhabitants. That same year, there were 916,800
mobile cellular subscribers in Swaziland for a mobile phone density of 65 mobile subscribers for every 100 inhabitants.
About 90 percent of the country has mobile coverage.
The CIA World Factbook rates Swaziland's telecommunications system of "some modern, but not advanced. It consists
of open-wire lines and low-capacity microwave radio relay. Swaziland has one satellite earth station.
According to Budde.com.au, Swaziland is one of the world's last countries to move away from state-own monopolies
in the telecommunications market. SPTC served as the sole operator and the telecommunications regulator until 2011.
It also had a partnership with MTN, the only mobile network operator at the time.
SPTC was restructured in 2014 and charged with maintaining and operating the national telecommunications backbone
infrastructure. The business side is now operated by a subsidiary of SPTC. In 2014, a second mobile operator, Vettel,
placed a bid for a mobile telephony license to enter Swaziland's market as Swavitel.
Thus far, the only telecommunications sector in Swaziland to have any real competition is the Internet sector,
which has four ISPs. In 2014, Swaziland had 337,300 Internet users, which is almost 24 percent of the population.
Despite the competition, Internet pricing remains high. Because Swaziland is landlocked, it relies on its neighbors
for international bandwidth. This combined with a limited fixed-line infrastructure have hampered Swaziland's Internet
potential. However, there are some bright spots including new access to fiber optic submarine cables and the arrival
of 3G mobile broadband services several years ago.
The Kingdom of Swaziland is located in South East Africa next to Mozambique and South Africa. Swaziland is
one of the smallest countries in Africa, measuring just 120 miles by 81 miles (6,704 square miles). Swaziland was a British protectorate from 1903
through 1968 when it finally its independence from the British.
Swaziland is an absolute monarchy ruled by King Mswati III. The king has allowed the country to become more democratic,
with a constitution finally arriving in 2006. However, the political parties' legal status was not clearly defined
and remains unclear today.
Swaziland has a population of 1,435,613. The country has the highest known HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in the world.
Thus, it also has lower life expectancy, higher death rates, higher infant mortality rates, and lower population
rates than what would have otherwise been expected.
Swaziland's economy is diverse with various sectors such as agriculture, forestry, mining, manufacturing, and government
services. Worker remittances from South Africa also play a role in Swaziland's economy.
Most of Swaziland's high value crops are grown on Title Deed Lands which receive a great deal of investment
and irrigation. However, most of Swaziland's population, roughly 75 percent, relies upon subsistence agriculture
on Swazi Nation Land, which does not receive the same level of investment. This low productivity by the vast majority
counters the higher productivity of Swaziland's more robust sectors.
In addition, Swaziland has a large income distribution gap that reflects the Pareto principle (the 80/20 rule).
Roughly 20 percent of Swaziland's population controls about 80 percent of the country's wealth.
Due to its proximity to South Africa, Swaziland imports more than 90 percent of its goods from South Africa. It
also aligns its currency to the South African rand.
Swaziland has a high unemployment rate of about 40 percent, and more than 25 percent of the adult population in
Swaziland is infected by HIV/AIDS. Other challenges include drought and flooding, soil depletion, and overgrazing.
Making International Phone Calls to or from Swaziland
If you are in Swaziland and would like to place an international phone call, you'll need to dial Swaziland's
exit code of 00 first followed by the international country code of the other party. Once dialed, you can then
dial the phone number.
Similarly, if you're in another country and would like to place an international phone call to someone in Swaziland,
you'll need to dial your country's exit code first followed by Swaziland's international country code of 268 before
dialing the phone number.
Global Conference Calls in Swaziland
Our global conferencing service is easy to use for hosting global conference calls in Swaziland as well as
for accommodating attendees from Swaziland. While we offer toll free and in-country access numbers for dozens of countries,
Swaziland conferencing hosts and attendees will need to dial an international access number - or use one of the
following alternate connection methods to join the Swaziland international conference call:
Use the Connect app - This free app takes care of joining you to the international conference bridge, whether
you're in Swaziland or another country. Not only will it route you over a high quality PSTN network, it does so
using our competitive dial out rates. It also lets you record your calls or join attendees manually.
Use the included dial-out feature and add your
guests to the call located in Swaziland.
Use operator assistance - Our live US-based operators
can join you and your attendees to your Swaziland global conference calls 24/7.
Whether you're in Swaziland or any other country, our pay-as-you-go international conferencing plan is easy
and affordable. There are no contracts, no monthly fees, and no commitment.
International Conference Call Features
You can now have 'toll free'
multi-country conference calls from the following countries:
Antigua, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus,
Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic,
Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary,
India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Montserrat, Netherlands,
New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Singapore,
South Africa, Somalia, Spain, St. Kitts/Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan,
Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad, Tobago, Turkey, UAE, UK, Uruguay, Uzbekistan and Venezuela.
You can host or attend international conference
calls from the following Swaziland cities:
Your participants in Swaziland
can access the conference call by receiving a callback to their Swaziland phone using the free included Connect
Swaziland Export & Import Partners
As an example, your
office in Swaziland can host a conference call with participants located in South Africa, UAE, China, Italy the
US and any other country.
Swaziland Mobile &
Fixed Network Companies
SPTC (Swaziland Posts and Telecommunications Corporation)
List of Construction
Companies In Swaziland
Beaver Construction (PTY) Ltd
Camdel Construction (PTY) Ltd
Construction Associates (PTY) Ltd
Dan & Don Construction (PTY) Ltd
Grinaker Construction Ltd
Hanier Construction Pty Ltd
Heptagon Civils (PTY) Ltd
Inyatsi Construction Ltd
J Coelho Construction (PTY) Ltd
Linda & Neli Construction
Mas Sons Construction (PTY) Ltd
Pots Construction & Plant Hire
R D M S Construction (PTY) Ltd
S C A T S Construction & General Engine
S M Construction (PTY) Ltd
Smith & Glendinning Construction (PTY) Ltd
Toepfersons Constructions (PTY) Ltd
Tornado Construction (PTY)