Nov. 27, 2020
Zimbabwe Finance Minster Mthuli Ncube "said through the Universal Services Fund, Postal and Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe have set aside ZWL$500 million ($6 million) for the construction of ten base stations, with the infrastructure being shared by all players in the industry.
Dec. 4, 2019
Three new 3G base stations have been commissioned under the Shared Infrastructure Base Stations Project in Harare and Manicaland provinces;
May 27, 2019
Econet and Netone entered into a long awaited deal that will see the Mobile Network Operators share their infrastructure.
Its a deal that the government, POTRAZ and just about every consumer had been wishing and praying for to happen. And now it has finally happened. Infrastructure sharing was a bone of strong contention between MNOs and POTRAZ and Government since 2014.
Econet ,in particular, was infamous for stalling the deal whilst other MNOs were more than willing to share their relatively few (and inferior) infrastructure. Government even came to a point where it even drafted a Statutory Instrument to legally enforce Econet to share its enviable infrastructure but that never swayed Strive Masiwa’s company to give in.