Zimbabwean telcos to share infrastructure
- Published on 16 August 2012
The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) has made it compulsory for the country’s mobile network providers to share infrastructure, such as mobile towers, as a prerequisite of the renewal of their operating licences next year.
The regulatory authority’s director general, Charles Sibanda, said the new laws would come into force soon. However, he did not mention the exact dates.
This announcement follows Portraz’s warning of a clamp down on operators allegedly refusing to share infrastructure.
Mobile phone operators Econet Wireless, NetOne and Telecel Zimbabwe have to renew their operating licences next year and would be required to comply with the new laws.