TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Mobile operator, MTC Namibia, has announced that it is in the process of extending its coverage to areas that are not covered countrywide. Currently, MTC network performance coverage is 90 percent in terms of geographical location while the actual population covered is 64 percent. MTC recently finalized strategic plans with all 13 Regional Governors to identify areas that are not covered in their regions.

- In Kenya, mobile operator, yu, has launched the lowest cross-network SMS rate in the market. Its subscribers can now send text messages to other local networks for 50 cents. Its competitors, Airtel charge Sh1 while Safaricom and Telkom charge Sh2 for messages across networks.

- MTN and airtime remittance services provider, TransferTo, have teamed up to offer international mobile top-up services to customers across borders via TransferTo’s global network. The service is available through various channels, please click here, or via sending partners in countries such as the UK, the US, Canada, France, Spain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

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