Information, Communication and Technology minister Jenfan Muswere has co-ordinated support towards the setting up of a COVID-19 National Operation Centre at Parirenyatwa Groups of Hospitals which will help ease congestion on operators.
Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe also provided 20 laptops, 17 servers and two multi-function computers, apart from allocating free additional spectrum to all mobile network operators and internet access providers (IAP) until December this year.
Muswere said the allocations would go a long way in providing congestion relief to operators, in the way assisting them in meeting growing demand for e-service due to the ongoing lockdown, which has seen many people working from home.
“This allocation will go a long way in providing relief to mobile operators and also help scholars and pupils who are engaging in e-lessons.
NetOne also launched favourably priced e-health bundles, Liquid Telecom provided free trunk voice over internet protocol connectivity and the operators also facilitated free wi-fi, while Econet reduced data.