Zimbabwe’s mobile telecommunication firms have started complying with an infrastructure sharing directive from the government aimed at reducing costs while enhancing viability.

The uptake of infrastructure sharing for various telecommunication firms has improved though it slightly faced stiff resistance in its initial stages.

The Minister of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and Cyber Security, Cde Supa Mandiwanzira said telecommunication firms have put their difference aside and are forging towards a common goal

“It is a thing of the past and we expect more developments as firms are now cooperating,” he said.

In a related development, Canada is eyeing opportunities in the country’s ICT sector, according to the country’s ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr Rene Cremonese.

“We really anticipate more from Zimbabwe on the back of the new government policies,” he said.

The telecommunications and the ICTs sector is being anticipated to register more than 20 percent growth rate as industry and households embrace the systems on digital payments, data use and networking, among other purposes.