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POTRAZ Gives Mobile Operators Additional Spectrum For The Rest Of 2020: Internet Use Has Ballooned

The Director-General of POTRAZ has announced that mobile network operators will be allowed to access additional 3G and 4G frequencies at no cost. Radio spectrum is a finite resource which is used for various radio-communication services which include cellular telephone operations and broadcast television stations. During the Covid-19, Potraz will be assigning additional 3G (Third […]

Telecoms Regulator Argues New Data Tariffs Are Still Low

The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee touched on the issue of expensive data recently, arguing that the rising cost of data is going to affect school pupils as schools cannot afford to pay for internet access despite efforts to incorporate ICT into their curriculum. The argument presented by MP Carlton Hwende was rebuffed by POTRAZ Director-General Dr […]

Econet Says We Got Approval To Increase Price Of Bundles

Recent media reports have been suggesting that though Econet raised bundle pricing, POTRAZ did not give their approval as the regulator of the telecoms industry. Whilst the Director-General of POTRAZ warned Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) of penalties associated with increasing tariffs outside of existing thresholds: We have not authorized any tariff increase, If at all […]

POTRAZ Boss Now A Free Man, State Withdraws Charges

After months and months of court appearances, finally POTRAZ’s head, Dr Gift Machengete is now a free man after the state embarrassingly withdrew charges (again) it leveled against him. When the it all started Dr Machengete was charged with criminal abuse of office but after failing to come up with a compelling case, the state […]

Trial Of POTRAZ Director-General Postponed As The State Fails To Show Up Again…..Something Fishy

The case of POTRAZ’s Director General has seen the magistrate court being turned into more like a theatre due to the weird behaviour by the state, which is the plaintiff. As we reported 2 weeks ago, Dr Mchengete’s trial was supposed to have commenced today but again the state’s prosecutor, Thabani Mpofu failed to attend […]

POTRAZ Boss Trial Postponed Again For The 4th Time

The trial of POTRAZ boss, Gift Machengete, which was supposed to commence today, has been postponed again after the prosecutor failed to attend the court session as he is sick. This is the 4th time the POTRAZ General Director’s trial was postponed. However, Dr. Machengete was given his passport back to travel to Tanzania for […]

{Updated} POTRAZ Boss Trial Postponed To Next Week

The original article was saying that the POTRAZ boss had failed to attend the court on Monday, but as written below, he attended- only that his trial was postponed. POTRAZ’s boss, Gift Machengete appeared before the court on Monday but his trial was postponed to next week on the 18th and 29th due to an ITU […]