Zimbabwe cannot support another mobile network

29 Jan 2018

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) says there is not enough free wireless spectrum to support a fourth player in the country’s mobile market. The sector is currently served by privately-owned Econet Wireless and government-backed cellcos NetOne and Telecel. POTRAZ technical services director Nicholas Muzhuzha also told local newspaper The Herald that the fixed line market – a monopoly for state-owned TelOne – could be expanded to accommodate a second operator. TelOne was granted a mobile licence several years ago but opted not to deploy a network.