Earlier today we wrote about the notification issued by local telecoms regulator POTRAZ, to mobile network Telecel Zimbabwe advising it of the cancellation of its licence.
Telecel has since issued a statement calling the action unfair and stating that it will take the necessary steps to ensure the maintenance of services. We haven’t received any other comment from other players involved in this issue, but we will keep you updated. In the meantime, you can read the full statement from Telecel below.
Telecel Press Statement on Licence Cancellation
Telecel Zimbabwe has been notified by the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) of the cancellation of its licence to provide national cellular telecommunications services.
This measure is unfair and unwarranted. Telecel has made every effort to comply with all legal and governmental requirements in Zimbabwe, and objects to this treatment in the strongest terms.
Telecel and its global shareholders are taking immediate action both locally and internationally to challenge this decision.
Telecel would like to assure its customers and stakeholders that it will take all possible steps to maintain the full range of its services throughout this process.
We thank all our valued customers and partners for their on-going support. Your welfare is of the utmost importance and priority to us and we will continue to act in the interests of Zimbabwe and its people.