POTRAZ targets affordable data prices

By Stanley James
The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) says it is targeting data affordability for all citizens while ensuring operator viability.
In a statement POTRAZ Director General Dr, Gift Machengete said retail mobile data tariffs in Zimbabwe are relatively cheaper compared to the SADC region and beyond.
University of Zimbabwe Business School Director, Dr Nyasha Kaseke said affordable data charges are key to the success of the country’s push for a digital economy.
“The only way is to increase competition and unlock value from that for the benefit of end users and operators,” he said.
The regulator is in the next few weeks expected to release a report on the state of the telecommunications sector.
The report is expected to set the tone on new projects, revenue inflows and spending patterns by operators, among others.

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