Potraz director general Dr Gift Machengete said NetOne was fined last month for misrepresenting subscriber information.
Machengete said this in Kadoma at the weekend while addressing legislators during a workshop aimed at making lawmakers familiarise themselves with Potraz operations. did not, however, disclose how much the fine was but said it shows NetOne is not getting preferential treatment because it was a Government owned entity. Said Machengete:
We have not treated NetOne with kid gloves as widely perceived. In fact, only last month (November) we found NetOne guilty of misrepresenting subscriber information and levied a penalty of 5 percent of their gross revenue for August 2018. NetOne together with Econet and Telecel have received similar penalties in the past over quality of service breaches.
He also said the directive to have mobile operators share infrastructure was not in any way meant to undermine one of the operators in which it had invested heavily.