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Private Telecommunications Network Licence

A Private Telecommunications Network Licence authorises the licensee to construct, operate and maintain private telecommunications network infrastructure that can carry Voice, Video and Data traffic within a closed user group. Private Network traffic must originate and terminate within a closed user group.

Any connectivity outside the closed user group shall be done through a licenced Public Telecommunications Operator e.g. Public Switched Telecommunications Network (PSTN), Internet Access Provider or Public Mobile Cellular Network.
Application Procedure

The applicant shall apply in writing to the POTRAZ Director General indicating the licence required.

Application forms:

The applicant is required to fill-in relevant application forms which should be endorsed by signatures of the approved person(s).

  1. Private Telecommunications Application Forms.

Download PDF or Ms-Word

  1. Earth Station Application Form (For network with VSAT Solution Only). Download PDF  or Ms-Word
  2. Application for VSAT Landing Rights (For network with VSAT Solution Only). Download PDF or Ms-Word
  1. Radio Relay Application Form (For networks with Radios only Download PDF or Ms-Word

 Project Proposal

The applicant shall provide a detailed project proposal for the Private Network. The project proposal shall include the following:

  1. Company background/Profile
  2. Justifications for requiring a Private Network instead of using Public Licensed Operators
  3. Description of the service

ü  Nature and purpose of the service to be provided by the Private Network. (Data, Voice Video etc., speeds (Kbps)

ü  The area of operation of the proposed private network.

ü  Full details of the premises where the network will be installed.

  1. Technical information

ü  Detailed description of all technical aspects of the private network

ü  Configuration of the proposed private telecommunications network.

ü  Drawings /Network topology etc.

ü  4Equipment to be used by the applicant

Attachments to be included on the Application documents

  1. Company registration particulars which include the Certificate of Incorporation, CR14, Government to Government Agreements or International Co-operations agreements (NGO).
  1. Technical Specifications of the equipment to installed (Manuals or brochures).

The application letter, application forms, project proposal and all the attachments are bound into a booklet (known as application document). A minimum of 10 booklets are required for submission.

Private Network Licence Fees

The Private Network Licence fees are given in the table below:

Non-refundable application fees paid on submission of application document. USD160
Annual Licence Fees US$2,500.
Annual contribution to the Universal Service Fund USD1000

Annual VSAT Terminal Fees

(Landing Rights)

Local HUB USD370
Foreign HUB USD1500

  • 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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