TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE
Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage
- Airtel and the Republic of Congo has taken a significant step towards building the largest 3G network across Africa by announcing the launch of a 3.75G platform in the country.
The launch on Tuesday 25th October followed the application and issuance of a 3G license by the Republic of Congo. The issuance of the license was a significant move by the Congolese Government and a milestone in a region that is set to embrace first world mobile platforms. This is the first 3G license issued in Central Africa and the second amongst the French-speaking African nations, after Senegal.
- mCel, Mozambique’s largest mobile operator by subscribers, has selected Swedish equipment vendor Ericsson to upgrade and expand its existing 3G network in the country’s capital city Maputo. Under the terms of the agreement, Ericsson will deploy its core network solutions as well as its multi-standard ‘RBS 6000’ base stations, which support GSM, EDGE, W-CDMA, HSPA and Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology. The core network includes Ericsson’s Mobile Softswitch and SmartEdge-based Mobile Packet Backbone Network (MPBN) solutions.