TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- MTN Rwanda has made a soft launch of the Mobile Money service transfer, being the first operator to introduce the service in the country. The service is available to every MTN subscriber. The service will help our subscribers to send money to anyone in Rwanda, withdraw cash at any authorised MTN Mobile Money agent and also buy MTN airtime anytime.

- According to a report by Reuters, which cites company CEO Mickael Ghossein, Telkom Kenya ended December 2009 with 1.2 million mobile subscribers, adding 428,000 net new customers in just three months. Despite impressive growth in the latter part of the year the operator still fell short of its target of two million registered users by year-end. Meanwhile the company ended 2009 with 250,000 customers on its ‘Orange fixed-plus’ fixed-wireless CDMA-450 network, up from 236,700 a year earlier.

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