POTRAZ wants cheaper mobile data access

14 Oct 2016

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) has said it is working with local cellcos in an effort to lower prices for mobile data services. According to a report from TechZim, the country has the third most expensive data tariffs in Africa, and this is hindering both consumer access and businesses. The watchdog says it hopes its discussions with operators will lead to the introduction of cheaper data services within the next few months. The bulk of internet access in Zimbabwe is via mobile networks, with the country of more than 13 million people home to only around 100,000 fixed broadband subscribers by mid-2016. There are three mobile network operators: Econet Wireless, NetOne and Telecel.