Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Kenya's Orange has introduced new permanent SMS bundles that will allow prepay subscribers to purchase daily, weekly and monthly SMS bundles.

Angolan mobile operator Unitel has expanded its prepaid roaming service in Africa. In November, the prepaid Camel roaming service arrived in Botswana and Cameroon, as a result of partnerships with local operators Orange and MTN. At the same time, data roaming was introduced Spain in collaboration with local operator Yoigo, as well as in Benin with operator Etisalat. Unitel currently has about 9.5 million customers.

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- National telecoms operator, Globacom has launched a new high-speed internet data promo that will instantly give double data bonus to subscribers on the network. Dubbed My Phone Double Promo, the offer will enable Glo subscribers on the My Phone Bolt plan to get more data volume to browse the Internet and download or upload data.

- Senegal's Tigo is preparing to offer free Wi-Fi on public transport buses in Dakar.

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- South African fixed line operator Telkom has welcomed the new Call Termination Rates (CTRs) issued by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) on 29 January. Following notification from ICASA, the incumbent mobile operators are expected to reduce their MTR from ZAR 0.40 to ZAR 0.20 as of 01 March. The MTRs for small mobile operators like Cell C and Telkom Mobile will remain at ZAR 0.44.

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- Kenyan consumers can now buy the Nokia 500, 502 and 503, the new devices in the Asha range with above 3G connectivity and the much superior Gorilla Glass screen. On the high end is the Asha 503 single SIM device that introduces 3.5G connectivity as well as a scratch resistant, curved Gorilla Glass screen.

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- South Africa: Cybersmart is gearing up to launch its new “Lightspeed” 100Mbps uncapped fibre service aimed at the business market, priced at R9,999 per month.
Cybersmart’s new 100Mbps fibre product offers uncapped, managed symmetrical bandwidth, a fixed IP address, free website hosting, and a virtual PABX with five phone numbers. Calls to cell phones are priced at 69c per minute while calls to fixed lines will cost 29c. All calls are billed per second.

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- South Africa: Cybersmart is gearing up to launch its new “Lightspeed” 100Mbps uncapped fibre service aimed at the business market, priced at R9,999 per month.
Cybersmart’s new 100Mbps fibre product offers uncapped, managed symmetrical bandwidth, a fixed IP address, free website hosting, and a virtual PABX with five phone numbers. Calls to cell phones are priced at 69c per minute while calls to fixed lines will cost 29c. All calls are billed per second.

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- Airtel Nigeria has launched a new campaign that aims to attract the youth population to its network. The company hopes to capture a big portion of Nigeria's 70 percent teeming youth population with the new campaign tagged 'Come Alive'.

According to the company, the new campaign effectively summarizes its brand promise of empowering Nigerians to realize their full potential and dreams, enabling youth and the “young-at-heart” communicate their families, loved ones and friends with the latest and most innovative mobile internet and digital value offerings.

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- Vodacom has announced the launch of Vodacom Travel Saver, which is designed to help contract customers manage their roaming spend and reduce international roaming bills. The service gives contract customers access to lower-priced fixed-rates for calls, SMS and data, Vodacom said.
It is free to opt into, but if call, SMS, or data usage activity happens while roaming overseas a daily subscription fee of R30 is levied along with the usage fees.
If no billable activity takes place, then no daily fee will be applied.

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- MTN South Africa has made its reduced mobile internet bundle rates permanent. The prices are ZAR 10 for a 20 MB bundle, ZAR 29 for 100 MB, ZAR 79 for 300 MB; ZAR 99 for 500 MB, ZAR 149 for 1 GB and ZAR 249 for 2 GB. For the holiday season, MTN is also giving customers extra free data on every internet bundle purchased. For example, they will receive 1 GB extra for buying a 2 GB internet bundle. This extra free data is part of the limited Summer Internet Bundle Giveback promotion, which runs until 31 January 2014

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- Mozambique's Vodacom has launched a credit facility that lets prepay customers dip into a small debt on their account balances.

- Morocco based Inwi has deployed a SIM based Facebook messaging application supplied by Gemalto.

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