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Zimbabwe: New pricing model for teleco’s on the cards

January 6, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa

Strive Masiyiwa, founder and chairman of Econet Wireless. (Image source: Flickr/worldeconomicforum)

Strive Masiyiwa, founder and chairman of Econet Wireless. (Image source: Flickr/worldeconomicforum)

Potraz or the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe plans to introduce a new cost-based pricing model for operators within the telecommunications sector in January.

Media reports quote Potraz Deputy Director-General Alfred Marisa as explaining how the model was based on determining a selling price by adding a fixed sum as income or profit to the cost of the product.

This Day reported on the latest subscriber statistics, with mobile penetration at 103.5% for 2013, fixed mobile penetration at 2.4% and data & internet at 39.8 %.

In addition to the procurement of a quality of service measurement system, Portraz has also enhanced the Automated Spectrum Management System, monitoring and enforcement. This covers the identification and prosecution of illegal operators and cancellation of licences, amongst other services – including renewal of Econet and Telecel licences.

Staff writer

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