Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Telecom, Rates, Offers & Coverage

- Orange hopes to launch a range of new products using Wi-Fi in South Africa this year, and will elaborate further on its plans within the next two weeks, reports Agence Ecofin, quoting press officer Tom Wright. "We will continue to extend our existing offers during 2014, developing our online catalogue and the introducing new travel products and services.”

-  South Africa's MTN is letting subscribers resell airtime an earn a 5% commission on sales.

Telecoms, Rates, Offers & Coverage

- Ooredoo Tunisia has signed a partnership with Google that will allow it to offer optimised services such as Google+, YouTube and Google AdWords, as well as the location of all of its stores on Google Maps. Google's regional director for the Middle East and North Africa, Mohamad Mourad, said the agreement was intended to give user the best services thanks to Google's cloud computing solutions.

- South Africa's MTN is to preload the AVG anti-virus software into its own branded Steppa Android smartphones.

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- Tunisia's Orange has halved the cost of roaming to 10 of its customers most popular countries.

- South Africa's MTN has regularised the cost of international phone calls to make them the same for prepay and contract customers.

- South Africa's Telkom Mobile is to offer carrier billing for BlackBerry World mobile app purchases. It has also extended an offer for free access to its Wi-Fi hotspots.

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- Mahindra Comviva's mobile data platform (MDP)has gone live with MTN in Congo Brazaville that will enable the operator offer an unrivaled number of personalized data plans to its subscribers in Congo B. MDP a holistic broadband platform will also help the operator manage, optimize and monetize its data infrastructure. Customers of MTN will see enriched user experience through intelligent bandwidth management techniques including as dynamic bandwidth throttling.

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.

Telecoms, Rates, Offers & Coverage

- 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.

Rates, Offers and Coverage

- 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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