Government Increases Price Of Voice Calls In Zimbabwe. Fibre Internet & ADSL Too

Government, through the country’s telecoms regulator, POTRAZ, has increased the price of voice calls and Internet provided via Fibre, WiMax and ADSL in Zimbabwe. It has however not increased the price of mobile data which remains at 5 cents per MB out-of-bundle.

This follows a request that was made by mobile and fixed operators – Econet, NetOne, Telecel, Africom, TelOne – who had appealed to the regulator to allow an increase in tariffs because of the forex exchange rate that has gone as high as 1:4 on the parallel market (USD to RTGS$).

Here are the new prices:

Telecoms Services New Prices 22 March 2019

Compiled by news.pindula.co.zw
ServiceOld PriceNew Price (RTGS$)
Mobile Data
(out of bundle)
$0.05 per MB
(5 cents)
$0.05 per MB
(5 cents)
Fibre internet data
$0.0011 per MB$0.0028 per MB
ADSL$0.0012 per MB$0.0030 per MB
On Net Calls
(e.g Econet to Econet call)
$0.1317 per minute
(13 cents)
$0.17 per minute
(17 cents)
Off Net Calls
(e.g. Econet to NetOne call)
$0.1617 per minute
(13 cents)
$0.17 per minute
(13 cents)
TelOne On Net Voice Calls
(i.e. TelOne to TelOne)
$0.05 per minute
(5 cents)
$0.133 per minute
(13 cents)
TelOne to other networks$0.113 per minute
(11 cents)
$0.133 per minute
(13 cents)

Here are the sections with the new prices taken from a letter sent to operators by POTRAZ today:

POTRAZEconet

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe POTRAZ) is the regulatory authority of Zimbabwe's telecommunications sector and was established in terms of the country's Postal and Telecommunications Act Chapter 12:05. POTRAZ was established in February 2001 Read More About POTRAZ

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, a subsidiary of Econet Wireless International, is the first and largest mobile network services provider in Zimbabwe. The telecoms giant became popular with its products and services such as Buddie. It has established branches in different corners of the country and enjoys... Read More About Econet

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  1. How these compare with regional, continental and global rates, there must certainly be a business principle on rationalization which protects the human rights of the people in question

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