TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Nigerian telco Starcomms has expanded its CDMA network with the rollout of new cell sites in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Kano. Further sites are planned for these cities and also in Maidguri by the end of the year.

- Vodacom has added six per second Top Up packages to its current range. The Top Up Packages are a hybrid between contract and prepaid, and are designed to offer subscribers guaranteed monthly airtime credit that provide the similar benefits to contract call rates.

- Kasapa Telecom in Ghana has launched a uniquely new service dubbed " Kasapa Home-Work". This phone comes with a free chip, which is white in colour to help customers distinguish it from the green Kasapa mobile chip. The customer takes the phone to the location he intends to use it and the phone's location is then registered in the network and will only work in that neighbourhood.

- Vodacom Tanzania is launching a 3G service in the country.

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