EDUCATION

No to internet abuse, says Potraz

THE Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) has urged minors to report anyone who sends explicit and abusive messages on their cellphones, to either the State regulator...

By Staff reporter | Published: 17 December 2018

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Potraz breaks foreign networks dominance

THE growing network infrastructure investment in previously unserved areas by the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) has increased connectivity in the country. The...

By Staff reporter | Published: 17 December 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Potraz boss in court for corruption

POSTAL and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (Potraz) director-general Gift Kallisto Machengete appeared at Harare Magistrates' Court yesterday facing criminal abuse of office charges after he a...

By Staff reporter | Published: 06 December 2018

POLITICS

MPs, Potraz meet over cyber crimes

Members of Parliament are today set to meet the Posts and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority and other stakeholders to discuss the legal framework for combating cyber security crimes and other ch...

By Staff reporter | Published: 30 November 2018

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Potraz intensifies consumer awareness campaigns

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' consume...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 September 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Zimbabwe calls for caution in mandatory postal tracking implementation

ZIMBABWE has called on the international community of postal regulatory authorities to be cautious before implementing a planned blanket mandatory tracking system on parcels, arguing it could hit oper...

By Staff reporter | Published: 06 September 2018

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Potraz rolls out 146 CICs countrywide

THE Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) has rolled out over 146 community information centres (CICs) throughout the country courtesy of the Universal Service Fund (...

By Staff reporter | Published: 26 July 2018

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Potraz launches telemedicine pilot project

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) has launched a telemedicine pilot project in Manicaland. The move is aimed at expanding the Pan African e-network telemedici...

By Staff reporter | Published: 25 July 2018

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Broaden access to ICTs, Potraz challenged

President Mnangagwa has challenged the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (Potraz) to be more transparent in the deployment of the universal services fund (USF) to ensure broader acces...

By Staff reporter | Published: 17 July 2018

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Potraz probes NetOne data

POSTAL and Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) is investigating why state-owned mobile network operator - NetOne - submitted data that does not tally following a compulsory clean up exercise of ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 July 2018

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Potraz in telemedicine initiative

Telecommunications regulator Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) is supporting local health facilities to access specialist services through its innovative tele-med...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 July 2018

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

EcoCash glitches: POTRAZ seeks answers

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) has engaged Econet to seek clarification over the breakdown of their mobile transaction platform that plunged business to a ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 July 2018

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Close digital divide, says POTRAZ

THERE is a need to upscale the utility of wireless resources to close the digital divide in Zimbabwe and other African countries, Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 15 June 2018

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Potraz intensifies consumer awareness campaigns

THE sprawling suburb of Sakubva in Mutare and Nyanga township will be a hive of activity today and tomorrow when the Postal and Telecommunications and Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) host a ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 08 June 2018

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Potraz rakes in over $120 million

THE Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe has collected over $120 million since the introduction of the multi-currency system in 2009 under the Universal Services Fund (USF), ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 June 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Baz, Potraz top merge

CABINET has approved a proposal to merge the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (Baz) and the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) in a development meant to foster t...

By Staff reporter | Published: 28 April 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Potraz to introduce telemedicine

THE Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) has adopted a telemedicine model that would be rolled out in the country's rural health institutions to improve access to se...

By Staff reporter | Published: 16 April 2018

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Potraz Act to be reviewed

A POSTAL and Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) Draft Amendment Bill is being crafted to give the entity the flexibility to keep up with fast changing technological trends and...

By Staff reporter | Published: 09 April 2018

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Potraz intends to build 500+ mobile phone towers

THE Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) is presently working on a $250 million project to build mobile phone towers at under-served areas in the country, a Cabinet ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 March 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Potraz completes rules for virtual mobile firms

Zimbabwe has completed the drafting of a framework meant to define operational modalities for mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) amid indications there is growing interest and enquiries on the m...

By Staff reporter | Published: 21 March 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Potraz warns telcom firms

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...

By Staff reporter | Published: 12 March 2018

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Potraz cracks whip on NetOne over Onefusion blunder

THE Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) has directed NetOne to compensate all subscribers who lost airtime on the Onefusion package over the weekend due to a faulty...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 February 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Mobile network operators directed to tackle money transfer hiccups

GOVERNMENT has directed mobile network operators to integrate services and facilitate interoperability of mobile money in line with the country's financial inclusion strategy.In view of the persistent...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 February 2018

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Potraz to audit telecoms firms' financial statements

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) will audit financial statements of telecommunication firms that failed to pay licensing fees to ascertain veracity of such i...

By Staff reporter | Published: 26 January 2018

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Zimbabwe is unlikely to license new mobile firms

Zimbabwe is unlikely to license new entrants in the mobile telecoms sector in the foreseeable future, with the regulator saying due to limited electro-magnetic spectrum, which carries sound and data, ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 25 January 2018
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