Zimbabwe Wants Public Feedback on National RA Regulations by November 20

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.

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.

Submissions should should be sent to the.regulator@potraz.co.zw; more information is available here.

Eric Priezkalns
Eric Priezkalns
Eric is the Editor of Commsrisk. Look here for more about the history of Commsrisk and the role played by Eric.

Eric is also the Chief Executive of the Risk & Assurance Group (RAG), a global association of professionals working in risk management and business assurance for communications providers.

Previously Eric was Director of Risk Management for Qatar Telecom and he has worked with Cable & Wireless, T‑Mobile, Sky, Worldcom and other telcos. He was lead author of Revenue Assurance: Expert Opinions for Communications Providers, published by CRC Press. He is a qualified chartered accountant, with degrees in information systems, and in mathematics and philosophy.