ZIMBABWE'S POTRAZ WARNS ON "ILLEGAL" VOIP AND INTERNET TRAFFIC

Telecoms

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (Potraz), in charge of licensing and regulating all telecommunications traffic in the country, has warned both public and private companies or organisations unlawfully operating telecommunication systems to immediately stop or face prosecution without further notice.

In a notice on the operation of voice, data and internet telecommunications services within, into and from Zimbabwe, Potraz said in terms of the Postal and Telecommunications Act, no person was allowed to establish a public or private telecommunication system except in accordance with a licence issued by Potraz.

"It has come to the attention of the authority that there are persons or organisations using several means such as television receive on (TVRO) satellite dishes and internet protocol (IP) based switches to receive and distribute voice, VOIP, data and internet traffic. The authority hereby declares that the illegal public or private telecommunication systems shall cease operations with immediate effect (as) the authority shall proceed to take legal action and prosecute all breaches without further notice," warned the regulatory body.

Sunday Mail, Zimbabwe