Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Starcomms, Nigeria largest CDMA 3G mobile network has commenced an aggressive expansion drive that will see the network taking its services to more cities in the country, with a target of five million subscribers. Starcomms recently hit the one million subscriber mark.

- Warid Telecom in Uganda will offer to people the option of contacting the police through the use of the short message service (SMS) to report emergencies. With the phones, the deaf and incapacitated persons who may not be in position to talk will simply text their requests to 112 or 999, the traditional police emergency numbers.

- Glo BroadAccess, a subsidiary of Glomobile is set to roll out 60,000 lines of its fixed wireless services throughout the country within the next few weeks. The fixed (BroadAccess) brings innovative, cost-effective solutions to cater for customers' needs. Unlike the CDMA operators, Glo says it will use fibre bandwidth to avoid network congestion and enhance reliability and quality.

- Nigeria’s third largest mobile carrier, Celtel Nigeria, teamed up with Canada's Research In Motion (RIM) and Emitac Mobile Solutions LLC (EMS) to launch the BlackBerry wireless solution in the country.

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