Articles tagged 'potraz'

Potraz to introduce innovation hubs, hackathons 17 October 2018 HARARE - The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) says it plans to introduce innovation hubs and hackathons as part of its information and communication technology (ICT) Innovation Drive. The ICT Innovation Drive had up to this point operated only as a revolv...
Mobile money subscribers rise 9 October 2018 HARARE – Zimbabwe’s number of active mobile money subscribers increased by 12,6 percent to 5,6 million during the 2018 second quarter from 5,01 million due to cash shortages in the country, latest industry data show. The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) s...
Telecoms regulator flexes muscles 24 September 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's telecommunications regulator says it will order companies in the sector to connect marginalised people in Maranda, Mwenezi, who have no access to communication channels. The small business centre on the northern edge of Mwenezi is only serviced by Zimbabwe's largest mobile ...
Potraz intensifies consumer awareness campaigns 10 September 2018 HARARE - The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe has increased visibility in most rural areas, after canvassing the country's 10 provinces, teaching mobile network providers' consumers on their rights. The telecommunications regulatory authority invaded the Midlands ...
Econet, TelOne comply with directive 7 September 2018 HARARE - The country's largest mobile cellular operator, Econet Wireless Zimbabwe (EWZ), along with TelOne, have complied with a directive issued by the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (Potraz). Potraz had written to industry operators directing them to comply with Section 3...
Potraz establishes 147 community centres 27 August 2018 HARARE - The Postal and Telecommunications Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) says it has to date trained over 9 000 people in information communication technology (ICT) efficiency after setting up 146 Community Information Centres (CICs) around the country. The move is aimed at improving ICT pene...
Potraz records $13,5m profit 24 August 2018 HARARE - Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) yesterday said it recorded a $13,5 million surplus position in the year to December 2017, after collecting $31,9 million in revenue. Ozias Bvute, the industry regulator's chairperson, said the organisation weather...
'Prioritise ICTs on foreign currency access' 25 July 2018 HARARE - The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) has appealed to be “notched up the priority list” by policy makers to access foreign currency for the effective network expansion, upgrades and maintenance. Potraz director-general Gift Machengete on Monday to...
Potraz connects marginalised border town 24 July 2018 HARARE - The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (Potraz) yesterday unveiled a base station in Maitengwe, Matabeleland South, in a development that will see people living in the border area being connected to local mobile network operators. People in Maitengwe have been relying ...
'Hackers downloaded voters' personal data' 12 July 2018 HARARE - The Information Communication Technology  (ICT) and Cyber Security ministry has said personalised, unsolicited campaign messages sent to potential voters' mobile phones by the ruling party could have emanated from an unprotected voters' roll published on the Internet. While the Zimb...
Potraz in telemedicine initiative 12 July 2018 HARARE - Telecommunications regulator Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) is supporting local health facilities to access specialist services through its innovative tele-medicine programme, a Cabinet minister has said. Minister of Information Communication T...
Mobile penetration declines 10 July 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's mobile penetration rate declined by 18,1 percent to 84,6 percent in the first quarter of 2018 from 102,7 percent recorded in previous comparable period, latest data show. Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) director general Gift Machenget...
Govt intensifies e-learning programme 16 April 2018 HARARE - The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) this week took its broad mission to ensure Tsholotsho among other marginalised districts in the country are fully connected to e-learning and e-government. Tsholotsho, Matabeleland North province is one of the...
Active mobile subscriptions increase to 14 million 20 March 2018 HARARE - The total number of active mobile subscription increased by 2,1 percent to 14 092 104 million for the year to December 31, 2017 from 13 799 648 million recorded during the previous quarter, according the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe’s (Potraz) fourth qua...
Econet grows customer, revenue and mobile money market share 16 March 2018 HARARE - Econet Wireless Zimbabwe grew its revenue market share to 84.2% in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2017, up from 81.6% in Q3 of the same year, according to the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz)’s fourth quarter Postal and Telecommunications Sector Rerform...
Muzarabani goes online 14 March 2018 HARARE - One of Zimbabwe's most marginalised communities in the country, Muzarabani, is now part of the global community after it was connected to the Internet last Friday. The dry and remote area of Muzarabani, which is relatively flat and situated along the Mozambique-Zimbabwe border in Mash...
Potraz warns telcom firms 12 March 2018 HARARE - The Postal and Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) has warned telecommunication companies to put the interests of subscribers first or risk being fined for providing poor services to subscribers. Potraz head of consumer affairs and publicity George Manyaya told thousands of peop...
Mobile money interoperability raises more questions 1 March 2018 HARARE - ICT minister Supa Mandiwanzira's recent ultimatum to the country's mobile network operators to find a way to make all their mobile money platforms work together raises more questions than answers. Interoperability is still in its nascent stages in Africa and it is believed that when i...
Potraz gets tough on NetOne 20 February 2018 HARARE - The Postal and Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) has ordered State-owned mobile network operator, NetOne, to compensate subscribers who lost their data bundles in mysterious circumstances in the past few weeks. Gift Machengete, the Potraz director-general yesterday wrote to Ne...
Zim telecoms quality and services improve 29 January 2018 HARARE – Zimbabwe’s telecommunications quality and services has improved in the last few years due to infrastructure and network upgrades, the sector’s regulator has said. The Postal and Telecommunication Regulatory Authority official Shingirai Marufu said the country now has one of the highes...
'Universal access to ICT Potraz's key objective' 23 January 2018 HARARE - Universalising telecommunication services in Zimbabwe is one of the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz)’s key objectives, a senior official of the organisation said last Friday. In a paper presented during a media discussion forum in Kadoma on Frida...
Potraz trains 8 000 in ICTs 22 January 2018 HARARE - The Postal and Telecommunications Regulator of Zimbabwe (Potraz) said it has trained over 8 000 people in information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the last six months. Potraz director general Gift Machengete said evidence from other countries show that ICTs can contribute ...
New era dawns at Potraz 20 January 2018 HARARE - The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) director general Gift Machengete has promised to transform the once opaque organisation into a transparent one. Machengete, who was addressing journalists at a Potraz media engagement forum in Kadoma yesterday...
Potraz intensifies consumer protection 16 December 2017 HARARE - The Postal and Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) has intensified its efforts to fight against the abuse of customer’s rights and privileges by telecommunication companies. Potraz deputy director-general Alfred Marisa said consumers of telecommunications services deserve to get...
Potraz holds first ever AGM 14 December 2017 HARARE – The Postal and Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) yesterday made history by holding its first ever annual general meeting since 2001 when it was established. Potraz chairperson Ozias Bvute said the regulator should be ready to embrace new trends in the telecommunications indust...