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Government suspends proposed floor tariffs

MISA Zimbabwe welcomes the government’s decision to suspend the exorbitant increase in mobile network voice and data charges through the setting of floor tariffs following a public outcry.

POTRAZ’s move to stop mobile phone promos unsettles Zimbabweans

by Taurai Shava The recent move by the Posts and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) in directing mobile service providers to scrap various promotions, which they have been giving subscribers, has raised concern that government is trying to...

Net Neutrality unboxed: What proponents in Zimbabwe fail to appreciate

Lately there has been increased interest, interference, regulation and policy pronouncements in the Zimbabwean telecommunications arena; while some of these initiatives at face value seem beneficial to the consumer, there is need to unpack them to understand their...

Number of unique mobile subscribers in Africa surpasses half a billion

More than half a billion people across Africa are now subscribed to mobile services as the continent continues to migrate rapidly to mobile broadband networks, reveals a new GSMA study. ‘The Mobile Economy: Africa 2016 study was published at the GSMA Mobile 360 Africa...

Achieving the right cybersecurity balance

A worldwide explosion of apps and e-commerce sites has created a disjointed control over data that is shared between organisations, leading to security breaches. Furthermore, personal information disclosed on social platforms and via unsecured channels has created a...

Statement on government threats to regulate abuse of social media

MISA-Zimbabwe notes with great concern escalating threats by government to “regulate” social media in a statement issued by the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) and echoed by senior government officials. The vagueness of the...

MISA Zimbabwe decries cutting off WhatsApp in Zimbabwe

As MISA-Zimbabwe monitors the enjoyment of media freedom and freedom of expression during the ongoing protest dubbed ShutDown Zimbabwe, it is gravely concerned with the apparent disabling of the WhatsApp platform since the morning of 6 July 2016. The platform had...