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Telecel Will Not Collapse - POTRAZ

Telecel Will Not Collapse - POTRAZ

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) said Telecel Zimbabwe will not collapse as it has enough subscribers and running services to sustain its operations.

POTRAZ director-general, Gift Machengete, said Telecel can continue operating provided it got foreign currency. He said:

We do not believe Telecel will collapse, their operating licence is intact and they have enough subscribers and running services to sustain their operations.

Should any mobile network provider decide to stop operations, they are mandated to give ample notice to allow subscribers to move to another network and to also allow subscribers to exhaust their airtime, SMS or data balances.

Machengete said mobile network operators needed to be prioritised in foreign currency allocation by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe.

According to POTRAZ, between the first quarter of 2017 and the third quarter of 2021, Telecel’s total mobile revenue share was shrinking.

Telecel lost over a million subscribers from 1 646 411 at the end of 2017 to 582 570 at the end of the third quarter of 2021, resulting in a loss in revenue.

Last week, Telecel subscribers struggled to access voice calls and data services for several days after the telecoms firm experienced network challenges.

Telecel Zimbabwe spokesperson, Zitha Dube, said the telecommunications firm is struggling with “spiralling operational costs”.

She said the firm has a strategic plan in place which is awaiting funding from a number of initiatives currently being pursued.

Telecel is engaging the Chinese multinational tech conglomerate, Huawei Technologies.

Meanwhile, the Government, which is Telecel’s major shareholder, has been silent amid the company’s struggles.

More: Business Weekly


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20 Comments

💪💪💪Very Muscular 3 months ago

Hey mhasuru dzangu dzaakutososona mekuda kwevapfana varikudissa service provider............Vharai miromo yenyu iyo🤫


ZANU MAN 3 months ago

The only country with the cheapest data 😉


zimboy 3 months ago

kkkk really?

Goon 3 months ago

Telecel yangofanana ne Zanu PF. Kungozvisimbisa asi everybody knows kuti zvakaendwa


upfuhwapera 3 months ago

rangu line re telecel ndakaisa mutsapi


Jokola 3 months ago

I prefer Econet to Telecel n Netone


MuGrade 2 3 months ago

I will bounce back and re-open my SIM cards


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Imwe Mbeu 3 months ago

Dzangovawo nharo. Telecel neMjolo zviri mu Same WhatsApp group... anyways we'll see kwazvichaenda, handiti network ye Econet yatovewo nemaDays ichinetsa (📍Masvingo)


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 3 months ago

IT WILL BE A VERY SAD DAY ON WHICH TELECEL ZIMBABWE COLLAPSES. AT THE MOMENT WE HAVE THREE COMPANIES WHICH ARE OFFERING THESE SERVICES.

ONLY TWO COMPANIES IN THE FIELD CAN CONNIVE TO INCREASE THEIR FARES AT THE DISADVANTAGE OF CUSTOMERS. THE THIRD COMPANY IS ACTING LIKE A STABILISING FORCE.

HAVING SAID THAT, LET ME NOW ADDRESS ISSUES CONCERNING TELECEL AS A COMPANY. IT MUST NOT SHORTCHANGE ITS CUSTOMERS BY OFFERING POOR SERVICE.

YOURS FAITHFULLY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ]


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 3 months ago

Will get your Sim Card to support you guys, pliz don't be like this other netwet that gives someone's Sim when you stop using it for only 6 months coz their are many reasons that stop some1 from using a Sim Card...


💪💪💪Very Muscular 3 months ago

Iiiiii haaayas ma1 chaiwo

truama 3 months ago

There is no other collapse than this


💪💪💪Very Muscular 3 months ago

Hey hey musataura zvinyadzi pano apa


Big up Pindula 3 months ago

Big up Pindula

Chisingaperi Chinosura 3 months ago

I said it in the morning kuti Pindula is removing vulgar containing content. And ndabva ndatukwa zvinyadzi neumwe but that person's comment did not last an hour.
Bigup Pindula. Tanga takutoda kuhakirawo chirwere chezvinyadzi.

Maravaza 3 months ago

Its network has callapsed already, it's subscribers have crossed over to better network providers such as Econet


Sponono 3 months ago

Pamberi ne zanu pf

Pamberi nekubatana

Pasi na ccc


Sponono 3 months ago

Pamberi ne CCC

Pamberi nekubatana

Pasi na ed pfe

Sponono 3 months ago

Chamisa Chete Chete.
Citizens Coalition for Change.
#CitizenBrigade.

Ndadzoka mudanga guys...mundiregererewo iguka mutoriro zvanga zvakandibata.
CeaseFire.


💪💪💪 3 months ago

👏👏👏🤙🏿



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