POTRAZ allows cellcos to launch 3G, VoIP

9 Dec 2008

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) has given mobile operators the go-ahead to offer additional services based on 3G and VoIP technology under their current licences, reports local news source Business Chronicle. In a statement, POTRAZ said it was amending the concessions of the operators so that they could begin offering new services to their customers. In an interview with the Chronicle, POTRAZ spokesperson Tawungana Ndoro said operators were still required to submit applications to the regulator to increase the scope of the services that they provided. Zimbabwe has three licensed GSM network operators, Econet Wireless, NetOne and Telecel; the largest by subscriber base, Econet, has already begun deploying 3G W-CDMA technology.