Telecoms News - In Brief
- Portugal Telecom (PT) has confirmed that it is considering making an application for a mobile licence in Mozambique when the government’s auction for the country’s third operating concession goes ahead later this year. A report from Dow Jones Newswires says the company has confirmed an earlier statement made by chief executive Zeinal Bava, who had been quoted by Portuguese news agency Lusa as saying: ‘When the terms and conditions of the investment opportunities in Mozambique are known, PT will surely analyse it.’
Users of Prepaid Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards in Seychelles will, in the future, have to register their telephones with their providers under a new law that will be passed soon, the Director General of Communications at the Department of Information, Communications and Technology (DICT), Dr George Ah-Thew announced Sunday in the Seychellois capital, Victoria.
- Ghana Telecom will be renamed Vodafone Ghana Limited by the middle of this year.
- South Africa's telecoms markets received a boost with the launch of O-Tel, the latest entrant into the rapidly hotting-up telecoms space. "O-Tel can provide anyone within Telkom ADSL or Vodacom 3G coverage with a telephone line for R99 (excl VAT) per month with no contract necessary," said Mohammad Patel, CEO of O-Tel.