Zimbabwe slashes mobile data charges

21 Jun 2018

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) is pushing through a cut in mobile data rates. From 1 July out-of-bundle mobile internet access will be charged at USD0.05 per MB, down from USD0.125 per MB currently. According to a report from ITWeb Africa, POTRAZ says the exercise is aimed at updating the Long Run Incremental Costing (LRIC) model implemented in 2014 to factor in ‘changing consumer behaviour which is moving from being voice-centric to being data-centric’, as well as technological advancements. Mobile data accounts for approximately 90% of internet access in Zimbabwe.