POTRAZ publishes draft National Frequency Allocation Plan

9 Sep 2013

Zimbabwe’s telecoms regulator, the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ), has published a draft National Frequency Allocation Plan on its website for public consultation. According to the watchdog, ‘[the] document was prepared in order to give guidance on how spectrum is used in Zimbabwe, but is not in itself a full record of actual utilisation’. Under the terms set out in the draft document, the spectrum range (9kHz-3000GHz) is divided into a number of frequency bands; the document also specifies the general purpose and conditions under which the bands may be used in the country to support a wide range of public and private activities. POTRAZ has also stated that it might prepare channelling plans to provide information on the need for the efficient use of allocated frequency bands. All interested parties are invited to post their comments or enquiries on the draft document to the POTRAZ’s Director General; however the watchdog did not announce a deadline for receiving recommendations on the topic.