The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) took to Twitter to remind the public and interested parties that there is a November 20 deadline for feedback to regulations that will lead to the implementation of a national telecoms revenue assurance system.
POTRAZ is calling for input from all stakeholders and the public at large on Proposed Postal and Telecommunications (Telecommunications Traffic Monitoring and Revenue Assurance) (TTMS) Regulations, 2020. Deadline for input is 20 November 2020. https://t.co/O46FcIKlEu
— POTRAZ (@Potraz_zw) November 12, 2020
Joseph Nderitu wrote about the proposed regulations in July, commenting that “it is difficult to see how this will end well”. The original deadline for responses was July 30, which was subsequently extended. Some key deliverables in the regulation are:
- procure, install, operate and maintain a telecommunications traffic monitoring and revenue assurance system for the measurement of all forms of international incoming, international outgoing and interconnection traffic, at all international and national interconnect gateways of all telecommunication licensees;
- perform telecommunication traffic revenue assurance through monitoring of the billing and settlement of international traffic and national interconnection;
- analyse telecommunications traffic for fraud detection of antifraud test calls and order the termination of SIM cards that are suspected to be used for fraud in the country; and
- monitor mobile money transactions.