The emergence and convergence of information and communication technologies has remained at the center of socio-economic transformation. As a result of the result of convergence of information, telecommunication, broadcasting and computer. The sector now embraces a large range of industries and services. Zimbabwe’s objective is to transform into a knowledge-based society sp as to enhance the country’s competitiveness globally to stimulate and sustain economic growth through the systemic application and innovative use of ICTs.
The deregulation of the telecommunications sector resulted in the issuing of licenses to several players in the ICT sector and currently there is one fixed line operator; 3 mobile phone operators operating in the 900MHz to 1800MHz with subscribers of slightly 1 million; four public data services issued with four operational. The Government is currently working on coordinating and rationalizing the investment in fiber optic to the undersea cable to facilitate speedy reliable network at a lower cost
- Installation of Fibre Optic transmission cables in the North- South trade Corridor: Beitbridge-Masvingo- Gweru- Harare – Kariba.
- Multimedia development
- Installation of fibre Optic transmission in the East West trade Telecom Corridor : Mutare – Harare – Gweru -Bulawayo – Plumtree
- Bulawayo – Victoria Falls Fibre Optic Installation
- E-Government initiatives
- I.C.T software development, local manufacture of hardware, circuit boards and micro-chips