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    Block "A" Emerald Business Park
    N0. 30 The Chase
    P.O. Box MP843
    Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe
    Telephone +263 4 333032 Fax: +263 4 333041 Toll Free Number: 0800 4303

Licensing Overview

Vision : A World Class, fair and competitive regulatory environment with universal communications services throughout Zimbabwe by 2020

Types of Licenses

a)      Public Switched Telephone Network Licenses.

Under this category POTRAZ have only licenced one company which is TelOne.

b)     Public Cellular Telecommunications Network Licenses.

Currently only three companies have obtained this licence in Zimbabwe. These are Econet, Net One and Telecel.

c)      Internet Access Provider (IAP) licences.

These are grouped into class A and class B categories,

Class A –This category has got more than ten Internet Access providers. Among the ten include TelOne, Liquid, Powertel, Telecontract, Africom, Aquiva and Aptics,)

Class B -This category has got only one Government Institution which is Net One.

d)      Postal General licences.

Like public switched network licence only one company in Zimbabwe have got Postal

General Licence .This Company is called Zimpost.

e)      Commercial Courier Licences

This category has got both domestic and international courier licences.

Companies which fall under this category include: DHL, Courier Connect and FEDEX.                              

f)      Private Network licences

These are given to private Organisations such as Banks and Non-Governmental    organisations in Zimbabwe.

g)      Private Mobile Radios

These include (VHF, HF, Aircraft, Ship, and Amateur)

 What are the general requirements for one to obtain a public license?

·         The applicant must be a locally registered company.

·         Local shareholding must be more than 50%.

·         Foreign shareholding should not exceed 49%.

·         Applicants must provide strong financial capability – Proof of funds and cash flow analysis for 5 years required.

·         Applicants should have technical capabilities to rollout services – CVs for top project team/management required. 

  • ITU celebrated its 150th anniversary on 17 May 2015, marking a long and illustrious history in cutting edge communication technologies

  • POTRAZ commemorates the following internationally recognised events: Girls in ICT Day, World Telecommunication & Information Society Day and World Post Day

  • POTRAZ runs the International Letter Writing Competition

  • POTRAZ is responsible for ensuring that all people in Zimbabwe are adequately provided with Postal and telecommunication services.

  • POTRAZ gives back to the community through a number of life changing initiatives.

  • POTRAZ took steps such as compelling consumers to register their sim cards to prevent harassment of Zimbabwean Citizens by criminals

  • To promote the development of postal and telecommunication systems and services in accordance with practicable recognised international standards and public demand

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