- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- South Africa's Cybersmart has launched its new Cybertel voice product, offering unlimited calls to all mobile operators, landline calls to all operators and free calls to most international destinations for ZAR 999 per month. The VoIP service works with any ADSL connection, with two configuration options: use an ATA device that plugs into an ADSL router, with a normal telephone handset connected to the ATA device, or use a VoIP phone that plugs directly into the ADSL router. Cybertel customers will get a 021, 031 or 010 landline number depending on their geographic location.