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Telecoms in Africa

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- Mobile subscribers across Africa will now enjoy cheap, fast and easy access mobile video content thanks to Tuluntulu app, a mobile platform designed to deliver more than 10-TV type…

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Tanzania’s Daily News reports that mobile operator Airtel Tanzania has expanded its GSM network coverage with the launch of a new communication tower in the village of Sigunga, in Uvinza…

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Nigerians can now make international calls and SMS at affordable price with the updated version of KeepCalling iOS app, TelephoneNigeria.com has said.The iOS app free telephoneNigeria.com runs on iPhone, iPad…

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- According to Business Daily Africa, mobile operator Safaricom has completed a KES2.3 billion (USD24.3 million) network upgrade in western Kenya. The process, which commenced in September 2010, has seen…

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- In Nigeria, Globacom has announced the repackaging of its personalised ring back tune service. - Mobile operator, Movicel has expanded its coverage to the province of Kwanza Sul, West…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- The Nigerian Communications Commission, (NCC), has appointed Detecon International and PriceWaterHouseCoopers, as consultants and advisors to the commission for the review of current interconnection rates among the Nigerian telecom…

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- Netone in Zimbabwe is set to commission its second Mobile Switching Centre in Bulawayo mid-next month among other moves the cellular services provider is embarking on to improve service…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Rwandatel, has restructured its prepaid billing tariffs for calls and Short Messages (SMS) across local networks. The new billing structure now includes per minute tariffs alongside per second rates…

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- South Africa’s Cell C has announced its latest data bundle promotional offer called GigaNite, which has been launched in response to customer demand. As of 10 October, new and…

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- Cell C is launching two new promotional data packages that offer customers Internet access at less than R9/GB of data, the mobile operator said on Wednesday. It is launching…

Telecoms Rates, Offers & Coverage

- Vodacom has announced the launch of Vodacom Travel Saver, which is designed to help contract customers manage their roaming spend and reduce international roaming bills. The service gives contract…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Zimbabwe’s Zellco Cellular service has introduced "Billtrek", a facility that will enable customers to control their mobile phone bills. The function allows the customer to define maximum planned expenditure…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- In a bid to boost services to its over 15 million subscribers nationwide, Celtel Nigeria, one of the nation's leading telecommunications companies, has inaugurated a new ultra-modern Switch worthUS…

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- Algeria's first cell phone operator, Mobilis, has launched its the BlackBerry service. According to Mobilis' senior executives, BlackBerry allows to carry out and receive phone calls, surf the Internet…

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Rwanda's MTN is offering free mobile data access to the Wikipedia mobile website.

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- 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…

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- Zimbabwe mobile operator NetOne announced its aims to boost its subscriber base from 560,000 in 2006 to 1,500,000 by the end of next year as the mobile phone provider…

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- South Africa’s third mobile operator, Cell C has officially launched its 42 Mbps HSPA+ network in Port Elizabeth, boosting capacity and increasing speeds. Port Elizabeth was the launch city…

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- Telecoms regulator the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said it expects the introduction of number portability (NP) to take place from August this year. Last October the regulator announced…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Celtel subscribers in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania have a new service addition to their borderless voice service. With "One Office" they will soon enjoy access to unlimited high speed…

FNB Connect to offer free Wikipedia browsing in the evening

South Africa's FNB Connect says it will offer its ADSL customers free Wikipedia data browsing between 19:00 hrs and 23:00 hrs in a bid to assist pupils. This follows a…

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-Nigeria ended June 2013 with a total of 120.36 million fixed and mobile telephone subscribers, up from 117.28 million three months earlier and 113.21 million at the start of the…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Telkom Kenya Ltd (TKL) is breathing life into its copper fixed line with the activation of a new service that enables calls to be diverted to other lines when…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage: In Brief

* Tanzanian mobile services provider Zantel has announced the launch of a new uniform call rate plan to other networks, marking a new wave of competition in the cut throat…

Samsung, Garmin offer offline navigation in South Africa

Samsung South Africa has announced that it has partnered with Garmin Southern Africa to offer the Garmin Navigon navigation app for free on all Samsung Galaxy Note II devices. Users…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- MTN Nigeria has unveiled a new service called MTN Group Connect. According to Derek Appiah, Chief Enterprise Solutions Officer, MTN Group Connect, would make it possible for telephone users…

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- Mahindra Comviva's mobile data platform (MDP)has gone live with MTN in Congo Brazaville that will enable the operator offer an unrivaled number of personalized data plans to its subscribers…

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- African telecommunications operator Smile Telecom Holdings Ltd (Smile) has launched a new service in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, enabling the delivery of mobile broadband services including live video chat…

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- Mobile services provider MTN Group announced the official launch of MTN Congo, following the group's acquisition of Libertis Telecom (100% stake) in December 2005. The MTN brand replaces all…

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- Mozambique's publicly owned mobile phone company M-cel has announced that it is slashing the cost of calls from the M-Cel network to fixed phones by 50 per cent. This…

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- Airtel Tanzania Limited has launched communication services in Lake Zone and Manyara over the weekend.- Airtel Kenya will unveil the 3G mobile Internet technology in September. Managing director Rene…

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Ghana’s Mobile operator Globacom has unveiled a new tariff brandnamed ‘Glo Gista.’ that allows for on-net and off- net calls at reduced and standard rates. All calls will cost 6Gp (US$…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- MTN Rwanda has announced an imminent 'Number Plan Change', from the current 8 digit number to a new 10 digit number as required by national and international telecommunication regulators.…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- South Africa’s third mobile operator, Cell C says that it has deployed a next-generation-network using Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), and expects to reap benefits within a year. Initially…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- After several years of endless wait for dual Sim phone from Nokia, the company says it is now ready to launch its first Dual Sim phones in Nigeria. Te…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- One of Nigeria’s GSM operator, MTN, has launched its community telephoning with 650 telephone boxes spread across five states. Launching MTN Community Phone in Maiduguri, Borno State capital, the…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Nairobi — Safaricom has cut its international calling rates by nearly 90 per cent in an effort to defend its market share after its rivals made similar reductions in…

Vodafone Egypt launches new data packages

Amid ongoing political tension in Egypt and frustration over the recent hikes in Vodafone’s recharge tariffs, Vodafone Egypt has announced a new mobile Internet data bundle for USB modems, tablets…

Liberia: Cellcom Reduces Internet Service

Cellcom GSM Company has announced a drop in its tariff for the GPRS/ Edge internet service as the provider of the lowest rate in the internet service compared to other…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Nigeria's MTN has entered a partnership with a retail online store, Jumia to offer free mobile internet access for each new customer.- South Africa ISP Web Africa has started…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Zain (formerly MTC Group) has launched a free international roaming service across its GSM mobile networks in Bahrain, Jordan, Iraq and Sudan. Under Zain’s ‘One Network’ service, pre- and…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Telecel Zimbabwe has signed additional roaming agreements with unnamed international operators as the mobile operator seeks to increase its share of the market as the country steps up preparations…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Zimbabwe fixed telecommunications network operator TelOne will raise its tariffs with effect from next month. The increases will encompass Internet, trunk and international call services as the parastatal seeks…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- MTN Rwanda has opened a new Rwf 25 million customer service centre in Rwamagana District Eastern Province. - Data just released by the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) shows…

CYBERCRIME ABOUT TO TAKE OFF' IN SOUTH AFRICA

An initiative by Standard Bank to tighten the safety of online banking has failed, with fewer than one in seven customers bothering to use the security software. The bank launched…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage

- BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) has fired a salvo across Apple’s bow by taking its popular enterprise server software into the “cloud” and integrating with it Microsoft’s upcoming…

Telecoms Rates, Offers & Coverage

Airtel launches Data Gift Service. CIMG Telecom Company of the year, Airtel, has announced a new product that allows Airtel prepaid users to purchase any data bundle for other users.With…

Telecel Zimbabwe expands roaming to prepaid customers

Telecel Zimbabwe said it has entered into voice roaming agreements with seven countries for its prepaid customers and 58 data roaming deals for its postpaid customers. Telecel roaming services were…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- The Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation (ETC) is finalizing preparations to launch 3G (Third Generation) mobile services in fifty selected areas to corporate customers and its professionals. ETC also announced that…

Free simfy Africa subscription from MTN

MTN is giving a free 12-month subscription to simfy Africa to all subscribers who purchase a Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact.This will give them quick and easy access to…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- An NGO based in Ghana has come down heavily on MTN for being the "worse culprit" in the poor delivery of telephony services to the people of the three…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Zimbabwe’s four telecommunication players (Telecel, Econet, Net*One and Tel-One) have increased tariff charges citing increasing input and maintenance costs. - SA’s Telkom is dropping its rates again in August…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage

EriTel, Eritrea’s state-owned incumbent telecoms operator, has completed the first phase of its network expansion and upgrade project, local newspaper Shabait reports. To ease mobile network congestion, the company has…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

­ South Africa's Vodacom has launched a vehicle tracking service in cooperation with Tracker and Sierra Wireless. The inSIM embedded SIM component was designed and developed by Wavecom, now part…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Airtel Ghana launched Airtel Money in partnership with Ecobank, Standard Chartered Bank and Zenith Bank to replace its Zap Money service.

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- MTN Ghana says it is investing in advanced switching technology, dubbed ‘The Blade Cluster’, as part of efforts to improve network quality across the country. A spokesman for the…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- PSTN operator Angola Telecom has introduced a national single rate tariff to standardise the cost of making calls to all areas of the country within its network, news agency…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

* Telecel Zimbabwe this week switched all its customers to per-second billing permanently.As a result the mobile service provider transferred the promotions that it had for the per-minute billing system…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Etisalat Nigeria network is now available in Niger, Katsina, Plateau and Jigawa, the company said. This is aside the seven cities where it initially started operations in October, 2008.…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- The publicly owned Mozambican mobile phone company Mcel is planning to invest about US$70 million in infrastructures for its network. This strategy will call for the opening of 110…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Eritel, Eritrea mobile operator has announced the expansion of its coverage to the town of Nacfa Nacfa which lies 127 km North-east of Keren.. The company indicated that the…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Uganda's subscriber base has grown by more than 1.5 million new contracts in the last one year reaching a total of 3, 575,263. "This is a net addition of…

Telcoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage: In Brief

*Telkom recently announced their new rates, and you will pay a few rand more on your total ADSL bill. Telkom announced in June that it has filed its latest tariff…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Vodacom-Mozambique, the local subsidiary of the South African mobile phone group Vodacom, on Thursday announced a 41 per cent cut in its tariffs. The basic cost for Vodacom mobile…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- In Ghana, MTN has said that it will install 100 additional BTS per month to sustain growth in subscriber base which has increased from 2.7 million in 2006 to…

PORTAZ orders Operators to slash rates

The Postal and Telecommunications Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) has ordered the country’s mobile operators to slash tariffs by more than 30% from December this year. Call rates must be reduced…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Namibia is experiencing a cellphone war. MTC and Cell One are competing furiously and trying to outdo each other in giving best value to customers. Both companies are offering…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- 8.ta, South Africa’s fourth mobile operator has entered into a partnership with Nedbank that allows for 8.ta’s prepaid airtime to be purchased from the bank’s online banking channel.- With…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE (briefs)

-Telkom announced a 22% reduction in its peak rate for fixed-line calls to cellphones from next month at a cost to itself of about R1.3bn. This will bring peak rates…

Telecoms, Rates, Coverage and Offers in Brief

- Kenyan mobile giant Safaricom has promised to double 3G broadband speeds to 42Mbps, Business Daily Africa reports. Although the operator has not explicitly confirmed the exact technical specifications behind…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers & Coverage

- South African fixed line operator Telkom has welcomed the new Call Termination Rates (CTRs) issued by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) on 29 January. Following notification…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Nigeria’s wireless operator, Visafone has announced that it has met all of the requirements to comply with the CDMA Development Group's (CDG) Open Market Handset initiative. The company is…

Telcoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage: In Brief

*Vodacom’s Tanzanian mobile unit has launched a new promotion dubbed ‘Cheka Time’ under which subscribers can register to receive 25 voice call minutes and 25 messages (SMS) for TZS1,000 (USD0.70),…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

*Harare — Econet Wireless, Zimbabwe's largest mobile service provider, has become the first operator in the country to offer a comprehensive per second billing system across all networks. Econet's billing…

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- Vodafone Ghana has extended the welcome period for its mobile internet customers from 60 to 90 days, during which they will get double their internet allowance. The allowance on…

Kenya: Nokia Starts Mobile Life Improvement Service

Nokia has launched a mobile life improvement service in Kenya as the firm aims to facilitate learning and help bridge information gaps through richly formatted messages without the need for…

Telecoms Rates, Offers & Coverage

- Airtel Nigeria has launched a new campaign that aims to attract the youth population to its network. The company hopes to capture a big portion of Nigeria's 70 percent…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers & Coverage

- Tunisia's Orange has halved the cost of roaming to 10 of its customers most popular countries.- South Africa's MTN has regularised the cost of international phone calls to make…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- The Nigerian Communications Commission has announced plans to harmonize all the emergency telephone numbers by different network operators. Nigerian would soon have one emergency, call free number, that would…

Telecom, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Users of Libertis, the mobile network division of Gabon Telecom, itself a subsidiary of Maroc Telecom, received two new services from the start of April. Firstly, Libertis officially launched its…

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In Tanzania, telecoms operator Sasatel has launched a new campaign to reward all new internet customers with free unlimited internet access. Customers will enjoy absolutely free unlimited Sasatel internet for…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Vodacom has cut the out-of-bundle price for its 10 GB data package subscribers to 50c per MB, a 50% reduction on the previous R 1.00 per MB. The out-of-bundle…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) has revealed that it has no plans to issue new fixed line or mobile telephony licences, despite interest from a…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Uganda’s WARID Telecom customers base has hit 1.2 million, the chief executive officer (CEO), Zul Javaid, said, during the opening of a new switching centre. The mobile operator targets…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Google has added two indigenous African languages, Afrikaans and Zulu, to their social network, Google+ Google+ is available in up to 60 languages and they hope their latest move…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Telecom Namibia launched a wireless pre-paid 3G mobile high-speed data service at the end of last week. The package comes with free activation, 100 megabytes (MB) of free downloads…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Nigerian smartphone makers, Anabel Mobile has expanded its operations in northern part of the country including Kaduna and Kano. This is part of the company's commitment to extend its…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- After 50 days of operation, Etisalat Misr has announced that it has signed up close to a million customers already. Etisalat launched Egypt’s third mobile network in May, becoming…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

MTN has clarified a press statement it sent out yesterday, which claimed "lowest international call rates to key African destinations" had been introduced for cash-strapped consumers contending with "financially strenuous…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- MTC Namibia will be launching a new service named CallMe. It is a USSD-based service whereby customers can send a USSD message which will result in a third party…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Batelco has signed a mobile roaming agreement with Orascom Telecom in Algeria. Batelco mobile customers can now make and receive calls while in the North African country. - Mobile…

Africom launches package with unlimited access to social media

Local internet access provider Africom has introduced a new product called the Africom MiChoice Package which gives users unlimited access to common social media and messaging platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp,…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Telecel Zimbabwe now has close to a million subscribers, the company's international partner, Telecel Globe, revealed Telecel Globe chief executive Kai Uebach told a media briefing in Harare that…

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- In Nigeria, CDMA operator Starcomms Plc has announced a partnership agreement with China Telecoms to provide affordable and quality GSM handsets for its customers. The chief executive also said…

Glo Prive premium club for launch Oct 1

GLO Prive, a unique club for premium subscribers on the Glo network, will be launched on Wednesday, October 1.The club will offer a unique bouquet of privileges for the top…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Mobile telecommunications Econet Wireless Zimbabwe has completed the installation of GPRS on its network which will enable its customers and visitors roaming in Zimbabwe to use the Blackberry-enabled cellphones…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Ghanaian GSM network operator ONEtouch has launched a new value added service, OneChat, which allows customers to send and receive SMS messages anonymously in chat rooms. SMS messages are…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- In South Africa’s Vodacom has announced that it will start selling mobile advertising. Text adverts will be sold on Please Call Me, its free call-back service that generates up…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Banque Populaire du Rwanda (BPR), the country's leading bank by branch network spent Rwf30m in a promotion dubbed 'Use 'n' win'. to award clients using its mobile banking service.…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Zimbabwe’s Minister of Finance, Patrick Chinamasa, has announced a budget proposal to reduce VAT on airtime from 22.5 % to 15%. - MTN Ghana (formerly Spacefon Areeba) launched its…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Latest statistics released by the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) show that the country's telecom sector now boasts of about 34 million telephone lines, made up of 32,265,827 mobile lines…

Afrihost Plus+ launched with free trial

Afrihost has announced the launch of its Afrihost Plus+ service, which offers a wide range of value added services.The standard price for the Afrihost Plus+ service is R145 per month.…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Nigeria’s CDMA operators, Starcomms announced that it has provided its data subscriber with the latest initiative designed to make renewal of data subscriptions more convenient. It said that subscribers…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- MTN is set to launch a 3G service in Rwanda. - Plans for Dangote Telecommunication Company to roll out its 3G network in Nigeria have run into trouble. According…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Nigerian mobile operator, Starcomms  has introduced a 'Pay As You Surf' Service. This service will cost a nominal N1,000 ($8)  one-off activation fee payment. With options of N7.40  ($0.06)…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Tunisia’s national telecoms network now covers the Governorat of Tataouine, including the village of Borj El Khadhra on the border between Tunisia, Algeria and Libya. The village previously had…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Easy Taxi Nigeria has launched a promotion which offers users in Abuja and Lagos a free ride on every two rides taken within a week. Managing director Bankole Cardoso…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Sierra Leone’s mobile operator Africell has launched three new products, 'Intelligent Clip', 'SMS2Email' and 'Call Me for free' as part of his 'Thank You campaign.' The launching ceremony took…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage - (Briefs)

- Zimbabwe- Econet Wireless has started offering video conferencing facilities to companies and parastatals that can afford the service.In an interview after handing over 350 cellphone handsets and lines to…

MTN Nigeria celebrates 13th anniversary with free data

Nigerian mobile operator MTN is celebrating 13 years of operations in Nigeria, offering users of its data services 100 per cent extra data.Under the offer, a subscriber that buys a…

TELECOMS RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Efonica, a global Internet telephony company with offices based in Dubai Internet City and New York, has developed a network to provide an equivalent to the Skype service for…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Cell C has slashed the rates to as little as 13c/MB.Cell C has introduced a 3GB bundle for at R400, effectively providing 1GB more than it had at the…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage

-The release of a new Safmarine shipping application for all mobile devices using the Android operating system will allow Safmarine customers to access and download essential shipping information from these…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

* Airtel Tanzania plans to increase its coverage to more remote parts of the country and increase the availability to subscribers of its Air Money financial service, The Daily News…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- South Africa’s mobile operator, MTN, has become the first cellular network company in the world to introduce fluctuating fees that could see users save up to 95% if they…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said it expects there to be some 40,000 GSM base stations in the country by 2010, along with around 10,000 CDMA towers. At…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- The Internet Service Providers' Association of SA (ISPA) has welcomed Cell C's reduced and transparent pricing plans as clear indications of how competition benefits South African consumers while simultaneously…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Orange Kenya has launched a Facebook dial service, offering mobile access to Facebook to entry level customers not previously possible for mobile data users. The first in Kenyan market,…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- MTN Uganda has unveiled a tariff designed for the youth. The Late Chat tariff is a per second billing and it will be introduced to different universities. The new…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Vodafone has announced a partnership with eTranzact Ghana to allow the network’s subscribers to make voice and data payments electronically via eTranzact’s e-payment platform.

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- MTN Nigeria leveraged on end to end communications solutions expertise of Ericsson Nigeria, to launch one of the largest switches in the world. MTN says the development was in…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- The Angolan mobile phone company Unitel SA has extended its signal to three more districts, namely in the provinces of Uige, Huila and Cunene.- Bharti Airtel has signalled its…

Telcoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage: In Brief

*Lagos — Globacom has reaffirmed its leadership in the Blackberry market with the introduction of BlackBerry U, a new package that offers the lowest and uniform tariff structure for Prepaid…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers & Coverage

- National telecoms operator, Globacom has launched a new high-speed internet data promo that will instantly give double data bonus to subscribers on the network. Dubbed My Phone Double Promo,…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Chinese vendor Huawei has announced that its UMTS900 solution has been successfully deployed in the MTN Ghana network. This represents the first time in Africa continent that UMTS has…

MTN SAfrica launches ZAR 0.49 per minute Int'l call tariffs

MTN South Africa has launched a new international calling promotion that will enable customers to call selected destinations from ZAR 0.79 per minute, MyBroadband reported. MTN will also introduce new…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Telkom Kenya has reduced the price of its on net calls for its post paid subscribers to Sh1 per minute aimed at attracting and retaining customers. Off net calls…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- No fewer than ten financial institutions in Nigeria have started to roll out, InterSwitch, an electronic transaction switching and payment processing platform in order to deliver Nigeria's first Virtual…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Zimbabwe’s Telecel has added a dollar's worth of free data to its one dollar Mega Juice airtime card, which already carries a dollar's bonus airtime. That means that for…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Zain has added its Sierra Leone’s operations in its 'One Network' mobile service. - Rwandatel, Rwanda's second largest telecom company by market unveiled its post-paid package, targeting 5000 customers…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Nigeria’s Globacom, has crashed call rates for commercial phone operators in selected cities across Nigeria. The package has the lowest calling rate of 22k (US¢0.2) per second for Glo…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- South Africa's Cybersmart has launched its new Cybertel voice product, offering unlimited calls to all mobile operators, landline calls to all operators and free calls to most international destinations…

Airtel Kenya launches new UnlimiNET bundles for unlimited connections

Airtel Kenya has today announced the introduction of a product that offers customers the freedom to talk and remain connected to their world through the internet. The new flexible and…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Celtel Uganda has also introduced a new rate plan for pre-paid customers, giving them more choice and flexibility. On the Chacha plan, per second billing will be at sh7…

Tunisie Telecom launches Facebook SMS services

CAIRO: Tunisia’s leading telecommunications company Tunisie Telecom is taking their services to the heart of the recent mobile boom in the country and across the region: to SMS and Facebook.It…

Nigeria: NCC Crashes Voice Tariffs, Favours New Entrants

Nigerian subscribers' demand for the cost of voice tariffs to be lowered has been answered with a new mobile termination rates (MTRs) also known as interconnect rates introduced yesterday night…

Econet offers lower charges on SA-Zim calls

Econet Wireless has linked up with its South African counterpart, Econet Wireless South Africa, to provide the cheapest rates for calls from South Africa to Zimbabwe ever.The service, which is…

Airtel Tanzania unveils affordable off-net calls offer

Mobile network operator Airtel Tanzania has launched a new service that enables its customers to make off-net voice calls and SMS at savings of up to 75% compared to previous…

Telecoms Rates, Offers & Coverage

- Malawi's Airtel has had to disqualify a number of entrants to a big prize draw promotion it is running after they turned out to be employees or relatives of…

Orange Kenya Launches Nisort – Pay4Me Service

Orange has launched a reverse charge call service dubbed ‘Nisort’ that will allow callers to make reverse charged calls. This service will allow callers to make calls and have the…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Residents of Lule zone in Rubaga Division in Uganda have opposed the erection of a telecommunication mast in their area. "The zone is a densely populated residential area and,…

Kenya: Yu Top-Ups Earn Clients Life, Disability Covers

Mobile services provider yuMobile has partnered with Jubilee Insurance and MicroEnsure to launch a unique insurance scheme that rewards yuMobile subscribers with a renewable monthly life and disability cover based…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- The Zanzibar based-mobile phone company Zantel has substantially reduced its international tariffs by 68%. The international calls will now fall to as low as Tanzania shillings 320 (US$ 0.32)…

Orange launches Christmas goody specials

Telkom Kenya - Orange has launched a new sales promotion that will see buyers purchase various products at discounted prices during the Christmas season.The promotion, dubbed "Kamata Goody Goody" that…

Telecel offer Zimbabwe’s first unlimited local calls plus text and data packages

Telecel, a major mobile operator in Zimbabwe, is offering a new fixed payment contract which aims to give consumers more control and flexibility over their expenditure. As well as offering unlimited…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Kenya’s mobile operator, Safaricom, has integrated its M-Pesa money transfer service and data platform to enable users to book and pay for their domestic air, road and rail travel…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Boingo Wireless has announced an agreement with Skyrove that will give Boingo customers access to an additional 600 hotspots throughout South Africa, bringing the total number of Boingo hotspots…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- MTN Rwanda announced that its mobile subscription base has reached one million. The result comes days after the South African based MTN Group announced that its Group's subscriber base…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Virgin mobile has signed up 100,000 customers during its first 11 months, giving it a minuscule share of SA's estimated 35-million cellphone users. - Celtel Nigeria has launched the…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAG

- The anniversary promotion embarked on by Celtel Nigeria to reward loyal subscribers has, instead, turned out to be a nightmare as the network's capacity to originate or terminate most…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Kenya’s is Safaricom planning to roll-out 3G. It is also launching an international VoIP service that will be around 30% cheaper than current rates. The user just dials 880…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- In Kenya, the ongoing battle for control of mobile telephony market has moved across the borders as the operators cut international tariffs in the race to attract and retain…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Comium one of the leading GSM operators in Gambia has launched electronic top ups labelled “E-Credit”. Nyang Njie, the Sales Manager at Comium, who launched the initiative, told journalists…

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…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- One of Liberia's GSM Service Providers, Cellcom Telecommunications, has connected Cocopa district and other surrounding villages in Nimba County to its services. - Zimbabwe’s three mobile telecommunications firms, Econet…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Western Union has announced that consumers can now send money directly to the mobile "wallets" of Safaricom M-PESA subscribers in Kenya from 45 countries and territories - the first…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Wataniya Telecom announced that its commercial operation in Tunisia, under the brand name Tunisiana, has surpassed the three million subscribers mark in the Tunisian telecom market. - The highest…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Namibia Telecom reported a service outage in the North - area code 065 – last Monday. This was due to Telecom Nambia carrying out software upgrades at the Oshakati…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Media and telecoms group Millicom International Cellular (MIC) says its Tanzanian mobile subsidiary has created a ‘Tigo Business’ unit to develop a series of products using high speed fibre…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

MTN has launched MTN Pulse service), offering calls to other MTN Pulse subscribers for as low as 29c per minute. “Keep your MTN Pulse friends in the loop and get…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- In Nigeria, CDMA operator, Starcomms Plc, has introduced tracking service for its subscribers in the country tagged 'StarTrack.' Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Starcomms, Maher Qubain, said that the location…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Ghana’s regulator NCA announced that mobile operators have until the end of this month to begin implementing a mandatory system of registering pre-paid SIM cards. The NCA’s new rules…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage

-  MTN Nigeria said that its subscribers' base has reached 40 million active lines making the country the lead across its 21 operations. - Tanzanian operator Zanzibar Telecom (Zantel) says…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- The technical hitch on the Safaricom network has put the money transfer M-PESA service on hold. A short text message explanation from Safaricom to the dealers advised them not…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Prof John Nkoma, the director general for the Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority (TCRA), says that the government has approved regulations to allow mobile number portability (MNP) in the country. Further,…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Nigerian mobile telephone operator MTS First relaunched its corporate logo in Lagos with a pledge to increase its subscriber base to 500,000 before the end of this year. -…

Telecom, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Orange Mali has made Orange Money Transfer International free of charge, instead of costing EUR 5, until the end of the year. Malians or anyone living abroad can send…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Management of Transnational Corporations(Transcorp), owners NITEL, may have brought back to life its Mobile Telecommunications (MTel) arm, following the completion of the first phase of its re-engineering processes with…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Zimbabwe's leading cellco Econet Wireless announced that it has reached over five million subscribers. CEO Douglas Mboweni said the total number of subscribers stood at 5.012 million as at…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Nigeria: Micro-Station, a one-stop-shop for mobile phones, laptops and their accessories has extended its retail business to Victoria Island in Lagos, aimed at meeting the demands of phone users…

Telecoms Rates, Offers & Coverage

- Kenya's Safaricom has increased its international voice tariffs for calls to East African Community (EAC) countries.- Zimbabwe's Econet is offering unlimited mobile data access to the Facebook website for…

Telkom Mobile offers Wi-Fi access with contract plans

South Africa's Telkom Mobile announced it's offering free unlimited Wi-Fi access at over 400 hotspots across the country to subscribers on qualifying plans. Prepaid and top-up subscribers are also allocated…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Rwandatel, the second national telecom operator has currently hit 280,000 subscribers, the company's Public Relations Manager, Cleophas Kabasiita has said. Rwandatel which was officially launched last December has a…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage

Subscribers with Airtel Africa in Tanzania will soon be able to make online purchases from MasterCard merchants around the world, thanks to an initiative by the mobile communication firm in…

Telecoms, Rates, Coverage and Offers

Vodacom announced on Tuesday that Vodacom Tanzania customers can expect roaming savings when travelling to 9 African countries where Vodacom and its partners operate.These countries include: South Africa (Vodacom), Mozambique…

Gabon Telecom CEO announces price cuts, cites ‘competitive market’

In a press conference held last Friday in Libreville, the chief executive office of Gabon Telecom, Lhoussaine Oussalah, announced wide-ranging cuts in fixed, mobile and broadband (ADSL) pricing to maintain…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Nigerian telco Starcomms has expanded its CDMA network with the rollout of new cell sites in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Kano. Further sites are planned for these cities and…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Mobile services provider, Zain Kenya announced the launch of an airtime notification service to pre-paid subscribers. This will enable them to receive notification of airtime balance after making calls…

Vodacom links data services to national broadband backbone

Dar es Salaam. Clients with Vodacom Tanzania can now enjoy faster data speed following the company’s investment in its 3G networks and connection to the National Information Communication Technology Broadband…

Safaricom To Slash Rwanda- Kenya Roaming Rates

Kenya’s mobile service provider will making a 60 percent slash in the  roaming calling rates between  Kenya and Rwanda as from today (1st of October 2014).The rates will move from…

Telecoms, Rates, Coverage and Offers

Apple has announced it will officially enter the Nigerian market and has appointed four authorised resellers in the West African country. These are iConnect and Orchard in Lagos, and Meed…

Tanzania: Airtel Slashes Call Tariffs

AIRTEL Tanzania on Wednesday announced that it has reduced tariffs to 10 cents a second after the first two minutes of the call. "We have lowered our call rates by…

New iBurst uncapped service for R299

iBurst has introduced a new Uncapped Lite service priced at R299 per monthiBurst has introduced a new Uncapped Lite service, priced at R299 per month on a 24 month contract,…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Cell One, Namibia’s second mobile operator has started offering mobile Internet. The service will be available country-wide and the service will be charged on the amounts of uploads and…

Essar Telecom partners with Tata Communications

A new deal inked on Monday between Essar Telecom Kenya and Tata Communications will allow yuMobile to route all international voice calls through the Tata communications network.“It’s a really smart…

Nigeria: Starcomms Unveils Trans-Network Migration Service

STARCOMMSPIc has introduced a value added service that will help its new customers who are migrating from other networks to notify their old contacts automatically about their new Starcomms number.…

Rwanda: Blackberry Users Yet to Fully Benefit From Smart-Phone Features

Owners of blackberry phones in the country cannot enjoy the full potential of smart phones until the handset maker, Research in Motion (RIM), awards a license to the service provider,…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Cameroon's MTN is now enabling purchases of flights from Kenya Airways through its mobile money service.- Vodacom South Africa has launched bundles to enable prepaid, TopUp, uChoose and contract…

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…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage

Telkom Kenya has introduced competitive prices for data and voice on its network. The two months promotional offer, dubbed Jienjoy na Mbao, Orange Mobile customers will enjoy a daily bundle…

MTN Fined for Poor Network Quality in Nigeria

MTN's Nigerian subsidiary has been fined N90 million (US$567,000) by the telecoms regulator for missing quality of service levels.Director, Public Affairs of the Commission, Mr. Tony Ojobo said the fine…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- As part of its corporate social responsibility, Africell Lintel Sierra Leone limited has provided free toll lines to the national fire force (NFF) to be used by members of…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- The construction of a telecommunications building complex in Eritrea’s Afabet at a cost of over 10 million Nakfa has been finalized, according to the Eritrean Telecommunication Service Corporation (ERI-TEL).…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage

- The total number of mobile users (GSM only) in Nigeria stood at 103,347,158 at the end of April 2011 while the CDMA operators reported a total subscriber base of…

Vodacom slashes Prepaid data pricing by 84%

Vodacom has slashed its Prepaid data pricing by up to 84% on its latest data promotion which is set to run from 27 March to 30 April 2013.Phil Patel, Chief…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Rwanda’s latest mobile operator Terracom has announced that it has reached the 7000 customers milestone in less than a year. - Millicon Sierra Leone Ltd is to launch a…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Nigerian smart phone maker, Anabel Mobile has slashed all brands of its mobile phones including PS200, PS185Y, PS100, effizzy, Ice and MP3 players by 10%. According to President and…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- At a media demonstration of its soon to-be-launched 3G network, Zamtel Managing Director Hans Paulsen said that it would lay and switch on 185 3G mobile sites along the…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers & Coverage

- Ooredoo Tunisia has signed a partnership with Google that will allow it to offer optimised services such as Google+, YouTube and Google AdWords, as well as the location of…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Telecom Namibia announced that it had expanded its wireless CDMA infrastructure to nine more towns and settlements in Namibia including Rehoboth, Mariental, Opuwo, Grootfontein, Rundu, Katima Mulilo, Okakarara, Oshivelo…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

MTN Ghana have launched a tariff that makes on-net calls free of charge after the first three minutes of billable voice calls.

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Celtel Tanzania has launched a mobile internet access service based on GRPS/EDGE technology offering significantly faster data connection speeds than those of existing dial-up and GSM alternatives. Announcing the…

Rates, Offers and Coverage

- South Africa: Cybersmart is gearing up to launch its new “Lightspeed” 100Mbps uncapped fibre service aimed at the business market, priced at R9,999 per month.Cybersmart’s new 100Mbps fibre product…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- CellOne is getting a name change. After being sold to Egyptian-based telecoms giant Orascom Telecom Holdings in January, the company has announced that it will change its name to…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe has indicated that it is yet to assign spectrum for 4G technologies. This comes as some telecommunications and information communication technology…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Nigeria's lead in Africa's telecom growth rate continued on the rise as statistics from the Nigerian Communications Commission showed that the nation recorded 53,332,149 Million Active Lines on the…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Zimbabwe mobile phone service provider Econet Wireless has hiked its tariffs by over 150 percent with effect from May 1 2007, barely two months after the last tariff increases.…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage - In Brief

­Tanzania based mobile network, Zantel has announced a national roaming deal with Zain Tanzania that will expand its network by 236 base stations, a move that has connected its services…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Cell C last week announced its roaming partnership with Zain which will benefit both Zain and Cell C subscribers. The ‘One Network’ borderless mobile phone platform enables pre-paid and…

MTN Nigeria celebrates 13th anniversary with free data

Nigerian mobile operator MTN is celebrating 13 years of operations in Nigeria, offering users of its data services 100 per cent extra data.Under the offer, a subscriber that buys a…

Telcoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Airtel Tanzania plans to increase its coverage to more remote parts of the country and increase the availability to subscribers of its Air Money financial service, The Daily News reports…

Rates Offers and Coverage

South Africa's Telkom Business has launched an out-of-bundle rate of ZAR 0.79 per minute to all networks at any time. The SingleRate targets SME customers on a BizTalk contract for…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Telecel Zimbabwe has launched a promotion to allow subscribers access Facebook Zero, the Facebook mobile web-site optimised for speed with zero data charges. Whether with or without airtime, the…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Senegal has introduced a nine-digit numbering system adding two digits to existing numbers: 33 to Sonatel fixed numbers; 77 to Orange mobile numbers; and 76 to Tigo mobile numbers. The…

Telcoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage: In Brief

* Zain Kenya has announced a cut in international call rates, with all pre and post-paid customers now able to call certain destinations around the globe for KES10 (USD0.11) per…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Celtel Nigeria has installed a new switch in Abuja. The addition of the new $6 million (about N702 million) switch to Celtel network will boost the company's ability to…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- MTN Ghana has launched a new facebook page that allows its customers to interact with the company on facebook absolutely free of charge.Chief Marketing Officer of MTN Ghana, Rahul…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Following the announcement in March 2013 to aggressively reduce Internet price plans and bundle rates, MTN SA is pleased to announce an extension of this big mobile data sale until…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Airtel Nigeria has introduced an international call rate bundle offer worth N8.33 (about US $0.056) per minute to any of the listed destinations. The International call bundle offer is…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Nigerian CDMA2000 1x fixed wireless access (FWA) operator Starcomms, which claims over 400,000 subscribers nationwide, has launched services in the city of Ibadan. - The recent release of prepaid…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

*South Africa-based telcoms group MTN has announced that its consolidated subscriber base increased to 134.47 million as at 30 September 2010, up 4% from the 129.21 million reported at the…

Telecoms, Rates, Coverage and Offers

- FNB’s Cellphone Banking customers are now able to do banking on Facebook. This first in banking innovation in South Africa, enables the bank’s customers to access certain banking services…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage

- In Zambia, Zamtel has reduced its international call rates to high traffic destinations by more than 50 per cent. The company has slashed rates for calls to destinations frequently…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Zain Ghana launched a drive to pre-register numbers for new subscribers on its network. The launch targeted media personnel, who got their current phone numbers on other networks minus…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Subscribers of Nigeria’s Starcomms are in for lengthy conversations this Ramadan period as the network offers a record tariff slash on on-net calls. During the promo, all Starcomms subscribers…

Telecoms Rates, Offers & Coverage

South Africa's Telkom Mobile has expanded its SIM-Sonke service nationwide after signing a national roaming agreement.

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Zimbabwe’s Zellco Cellular service has introduced "Billtrek", a facility that will enable customers to control their mobile phone bills. The function allows the customer to define maximum planned expenditure…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Nigerian mobile operator, Globacom has announced a reduction in its International Direct Dialing tariffs. The new tariff structure shows that calls to Zone 1 countries comprising the United States,…

Virgin Mobile offers free on-net calls

South Africa MVNO Virgin Mobile has launched a promotion offering free on-network calls to contract and prepaid customers for three months. The new offer is expected help it meet the…

Safaricom Slashes Roaming Rates for Subscribers Traveling to Over 21 Countries

Safaricom has slached down its roaming rates in 21 countries located in North and Central Africa, Europe and New Zealand following successful negotiations with its global network of partners and…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage

- South Africa's MTN is offering 20% of free airtime with PrePaytopups until the end of March.- A Nigerian company, called ZodaFones has awarded an LTE contract to Huawei covering…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Safaricom has stepped up its foray into mobile commerce by introducing M-Pesa-based booking of travel tickets and hotel accommodation - a new service that also promises to open additional…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Namibia’s cellphone company MTC launched its new logo. The re-branding exercise will cost the company a staggering N$10 million. - Kenya’s Safaricom subscribers will enjoy free night calls from…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Gambia Telecommunications Company Limited (Gamtel) seeks to deploy at least 290,000 Jamano lines all around the country. Gamtel recognises that the world is now a global village and that…

8ta launches free internet in South Africa

Google and 8ta today at G-South Africa in Cape Town announced Free Zone powered by Google, which gives people access to mobile web search and feature-phone-friendly versions of Gmail and…

G-Connect Aims To Break In-Flight Wi-Fi Record

South Africa’s G-Connect In-Flight Wi-Fi will be available free of charge to Mango airline passengers on all enabled flights between Durban and Johannesburg.The airline plans to break connectivity records during…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

-    MTN Ghana has reveled its new service “Roam Like Home.” Roam Like Home is a new roaming tariff that allows MTN Ghana subscribers to only pay for the local…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Celtel International announced the launch of One Network, the first ever borderless mobile network in the world. This allows customers to move freely across geographic borders without roaming call…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Telecel Zimbabwe has launched a major expansion drive, as it seeks to take advantage of the country's stable economic environment to provide its subscribers with the most modern mobile…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Cell Z, the mobile operating arm of Zambia’s national fixed line operator Zambia Telecommunications Company Limited (Zamtel), has announced the launch of its third-generation infrastructure, with the operator claiming…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- The residents of Hagaz town in Eritrea have got now access to mobile phone service. Previously, they used to travel for 24 km to access telephone service in Keren,…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- HITS Telecom, the fourth telecommunications operator to be given a licence to work in Uganda, has successfully conducted its first calls this week. The commercial launch of the service…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- The fifth Global System for Mobile communications operator in Nigeria, Etisalat Nigeria in collaboration with the Research In Motion (RIM), have launched the BlackBerry solution into the nation's market.…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Mozambique's Vodacom has launched a credit facility that lets prepay customers dip into a small debt on their account balances.- Morocco based Inwi has deployed a SIM based Facebook…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Dar es Salaam-based newspaper the Daily News writes that Vodacom Tanzania has slashed the cost of off-net mobile calls by 50%. The cellco has introduced a new ‘Bonga Tariff’…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- MTSFirst,wireless  in  Nigeria has reduced its tariffs for subscribers on its Per Second Billing platform. The telecommunications outfit announced in a statement made available today disclosed that the new…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

MTN SA launches Cliq5 promotionMTN South Africa has launched a new bundle promotion called Cliq5 which offers users ways to get cheaper call and SMS rates to other MTN subscribers,…

Telecom, Rates, Offers & Coverage

- Orange hopes to launch a range of new products using Wi-Fi in South Africa this year, and will elaborate further on its plans within the next two weeks, reports…

Nigerian Regulator Sets Price Cap on Off-Net Text Messages

Nigeria's telecoms regulator, the NCC has lowered the price cap for text messages sent to other networks by 60 percent. The new maximum rate has been set at N4.00 per…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Rwandatel has signed an agreement with Belgacom International Carrier Services (Belgacom ICS) to deliver 'Instant Roaming' to its post-paid subscribers, providing reach for Voice and SMS to over 500…

Safaricom to raise M-Pesa tariffs 08 February after new tax

Kenyan operator Safaricom says the government's recent amendments to the Customs and Excise Duty Act, gazetted on 01 February, has effected an upward review of its M-Pesa tariffs, which will…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage

- The National Communications Authority (NCA) of Ghana says that around 85% of SIM cards in the country have now been registered with their respective network service provider. However, it…

Tanzania - Regulator slashes call costs by 70pc

Dar es Salaam. The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) has reduced call interconnection rates by 69 per cent – this will translate into a reduction to Sh34.92 from the previous…

Telecel reduces price of 3G modems to US $30

Telecel Zimbabwe Telecel announced last week via an SMS to subscribers the reduction of its 3G modems price from US $45 to $30. Subscribers will also get 300mb of data…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- New majority stakeholder in Vmobile, Celtel has begun preparations to rebrand the Nigerian company in the aftermath of the take over. In parallel for the second time in as…

Internet News - In Brief

- The Federal Government of Nigeria has ordered all Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to only access their information technology network through the Galaxy Backbone Plc. The directive is…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- The Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC) has announced a new set of tariffs, which overall add up to a net increase in charges. As a result, while international calls will…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Econet Wireless, Zimbabwe’s largest cellco in terms of subscribers, has reportedly defied the ruling of telecoms regulator the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) to reverse its latest…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- The 150,000 fishermen that work on Lake Victoria will soon be able to use mobile phones to call for help if they get into trouble. Pan-Africa mobile operator Celtel…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Globacom, Nigeria's second national carrier, is set to launch a 3G service following the conclusion of the payment of the $150 million license fee for its licence. The other…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Subject to the approval of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa), Vodacom will be lowering all its standard in-bundle 3G data tariffs by 20%. “This reduction in…

Briefs:

* South African cellular operator Vodacom has teamed up with On Demand Group to launch mobile TV subscription on-demand services to its 3G user base. The companies claim that the…

In Brief:

- Free telephone calls will now be possible after Econet Wireless launched its revolutionary "free phone" service in Zimbabwe. Econet’s corporate communications manager Ranga Mberi said people in economically disadvantaged…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Nigeria has attained 67 million active phone subscriber base, the Minister of Information and Communications Professor Dora Akunyili said. The breakdown of the telephones line figures from the Nigerian…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Openweb has launched a new 10Mbps uncapped ADSL product at R1,649 per month. This announcement follows the company’s reduction in 1Mbps uncapped ADSL rates earlier this week.-  Zimbabwe’s Aquiva…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Safaricom has launched a new promotion Wakenya Tuongee with discounts of up to 75% on their calling rates.The customers pay Kshs. 4 for the first minute of their call,…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Nigerian mobile operator Multi-Links has revealed that its target base is expected to reach ten million subscribers by December this year. -Glo Mobile subscribers are going to get up…

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…

Rates, Offers and Coverage

- South Africa: Cybersmart is gearing up to launch its new “Lightspeed” 100Mbps uncapped fibre service aimed at the business market, priced at R9,999 per month.Cybersmart’s new 100Mbps fibre product…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- The Nigerian mobile market’s bullish growth showed no signs of abating in Q4 08. Quarterly net additions of 7.15m took the total number of customers over 60m, with a…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Kenya’s newest mobile provider Orange has sweetened the mobile phone pricing war by introducing a one shilling per minute tariff within its network, the lowest ever in Kenya's telecommunication…

Vodacom launches ‘fastest’ wireless network in Lesotho

Thursday’s launch of Long Term Evolution (LTE), or 4G, as it is commonly known, marks another huge milestone in the history of Vodacom Lesotho, the company’s Managing Director, Ian Ferrao…

Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Safaricom has unveiled a new internet bundle targeted at the youth dubbed 'chattitude'. The product which is targeted at the youth will enable customers access social networking sites for…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Uganda telecom (utl) has completed a $150m (sh246b) project aimed at expanding and improving its network countrywide. Mark Kaheru, the communications manager, said the project, which established 94 new…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- In Ethiopia activities are under way to make 200 rural kebeles in three states become beneficiaries of telephone services in the budget year, the Southeast Region of the Ethiopian…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Kenya's Orange has introduced new permanent SMS bundles that will allow prepay subscribers to purchase daily, weekly and monthly SMS bundles.Angolan mobile operator Unitel has expanded its prepaid roaming service…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Following a three-month re-branding promotion, Uganda Telecom Limited has registered more than 15,000 new customers, according to company sources. The firm recently merged the operations of Mango (its mobile…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

-Mobile operator , Celtel in Niger has announced an investment of 23 billion CFA francs for 2007 in order to expand and improve its network coverage. - The global trade…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- One of Nigeria's largest CDMA operator's Visafone said it has extended its network coverage to Maiduguri, capital of Bornu State. Among the services and products the residents of Maiduguri…

Telecoms, Rates, Coverage and Offers

- Morocco’s telecoms watchdog, the Telecommunication Regulatory National Agency (ANRT), says it is looking to launch a tender for 4G cellular licences later this year. The head of ANRT, Azdine…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Nigeria’s mobile operator, Globacom has launched a prepaid 3G mobile Internet service. Mobile Internet was extended to prepaid subscribers on the Glo network to enable them to enjoy benefits…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage

- MTN and Vodacom are looking at launching flat-rated data solutions for Android and iOS (iPhone and iPad) smartphones and tablet PC’s. BlackBerry’s success in South Africa is partly thanks…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- A new health app iAfya has been launched in Kenya and will be available on the Blackberry operating system. The application helps users to check up health issues using…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- MTN Rwanda customers have experienced some network interruptions last week. According to the group's Chief Executive Officer, Themba Khumalo, the network problems were a result of failure of one…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Globacom, Nigeria's Second National Carrier, has introduced third generation mobile telephony. Globacom, in a statement issued by its Communication Department, listed Mobile Live TV, Video Calling, High Speed Internet…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage

Etisalat Nigeria has announced a new tariff plan with the unveiling of new Homezone tariffs and Bonus on Incoming Calls (BOIC) campaigns on a modified easy starter package. The modified…

Telecoms Rates, Offers & Coverage

MTN South Africa has launched a promotion for PayAsYouGo and MTN Zone TopUp customers to pay ZAR 0.75 per minute to call the UK, US and 10 other countries. The…

Kenya: Use Bonga Points to Fly Kenya Airways Within Kenya

Kenya Airways has partnered with Safaricom where subscribers can now use the loyalty Bonga Points to pay for domestic flights. The new partnership that was launched on Thursday allows customers…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Uganda Telecom (UTL)  has signed a roaming agreement for the United Arab Emirates with Etisalat. This brings UTL's total roaming destinations to 267. -As Christmas shopping gathers steam, cellphone…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Ugandans will now have to press harder to be able to use telecom services as telephone firms increased their call tariffs. Over the weekend, MTN announced a 9% increase…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Glo, the mobile arm of the second national operator, Globacom, introduced what it claims is the lowest pricing in the market while also making it possible for subscribers to…

Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda And South Sudan Agree to Slash Roaming Charges

Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda And South Sudan have agreed on a regional telecommunications framework to establish a "One Network Area" by the end of his year.When fully operational, charges on phones…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC), said that there are now 53,332,149 million active lines on the network as at end of June 2008, adding that consequently, this figure has…

Telecoms, Rates. Offers and Coverage

Nigeria’s mobile operator Globacom has launched its prepaid 3G plus internet services in Kaduna. Morocco’s third largest mobile operator Wana, which launched a GSM-based network in February 2010 under the…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Zantel, Emitac Mobile Solutions (EMS) and Research in Motion (RIM) are set to launch the Black Berry solution in Tanzania.- Etisalat Nigeria announced the launch of a SIM registration…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Zuku, Kenya’s largest broadband operator by subscribers, has initiated a KES220 million (USD2.5 million) network upgrade, as it looks to offer improved download speeds and reduced downtime for customers. According…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Vodacom Tanzania is offering all users unlimited access to mobile internet on its new ‘Uhuru Wa Kweli’ data bundles, irrespective of what type of phone they use, available on all…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- In Uganda, Warid Telecom has unveiled six new Customer Care Centres around the country, as the company focuses on boosting its presence and competitiveness in the local market. -…

Telecoms, Rates, Coverage and Offers

Airtel Ghana has launched a new service dubbed “Airtel Smart Zone”, which offered customers discounts of up to 99% on on-net and off-net calls and SMS at different times of…

MTN SA unveils new My MTNChoice internet price plans

MTN has lowered the voice rates on MyMTNChoice from R1.95 to R1.20 per minute and SMS from 70 cents to 50 cents. MTN South Africa has expanded its My MTNChoice…

30 minutes free airtime for MTN Nigeria subscribers

Subscribers on MTN network can now enjoy 30-minute free airtime if they make 3 three minutes call between 5am to 8am in the morning. This imitative tagged; Good Morning Nigeria,…

Algerians get mobile service in the metro

Across the continent, more companies are seeing the positive effects of adding network coverage in places previously void of such connectivity.Algerians can now ride the metro without fear of losing…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Rwanda’s mobile operator MTN has cut its local and international tariffs by 35% and 60% respectively. Local mobile calls using MTN Per second Billing and PayGo packages have been…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

* Cell C, which launched its third-generation (3G) mobile network in the Eastern Cape city of Port Elizabeth on Friday, is playing up its launch offering of two broadband modems…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage

-  In South Africa, First National Bank has launched a new service called Pay2Cell that allows its accountholders to make payments to other FNB accountholders using only the recipient’s cellphone…

Nokia Music+ makes South African debut

Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia has announced that its subscription based music service is planned to be available to South African consumers for $2.7 a month.Nokia Music+ is an additional…

Internet News - In Brief

- In South Africa, mobile operator MTN is planning to launch an Internet service operation in order to remain competitive. MTN is not the first cellular operator to elevate the…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage

- India’s Bharti Airtel has announced that it plans to expand the coverage of its new Madagascan subsidiary’s mobile network by around 25% in 2011 in a bid to draw…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Angola Telecom, the national fixed operator has introduced a wireless telephone system called "Touch More” which will provide voice, data, message and internet services. The firm has invested USD…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

* Etisalat has partnered with Samsung Electronics West Africa to unveil in Nigeria , the latest Samsung mobile communication gadget, the Samsung Galaxy Tab for the first time in Africa…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- CNN International and Skype have signed an exclusive advertising partnership around the network’s nightly programme ‘Connect the World’. Skype will advertise around the show’s ‘Connector of the Day' feature…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- MTN Ghana has rolled out its 3.5G technology connections in Accra and Tema, both in the Greater Accra Region, and Kumasi in the Ashanti Region. Plans are also afoot…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Glo Gateway, Globacom's international gateway subsidiary, has announced a 70 per cent reduction on international calls to the United Kingdom, United States of America and Canada. Instead of the…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Internet subscribers of Orange Uganda are set to receive bonuses upon renewal of their Mobile Internet and Internet Everywhere packages.Customers will automatically be rewarded with the bonus once they renew…

Massive Cell C data price cut

Cell C has announced that it has slashed the price of its once-off 2.4GB data bundle, and increased the data allocation on its Infinity Select contract.From Sunday, 7 December 2014,…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Globacom has introduced the Glo Zero Facebook, an exciting new offer which gives subscribers on the Glo network access to Facebook pages on their mobile phones without paying data…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Six months after launching commercial operations, Nigeria’s telco Visafone has hit the one-million subscribers mark. The company’s current coverage area has grown to 17 states, over 150 towns and…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- In order to improve service quality on its network, MTN Nigeria has announced that it would add 36 additional MSCs (mobile switching centre) to its network and 12 new…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Both CV Telecoms and Sonatel get 25% of their revenues from international roaming. Plentiful tourists feed high-cost roaming calls straight into their respective bottom lines. - Mobile operator Safaricom…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- MTN Nigeria subscribers base is now approaching the 10 million mark following the announcement by the group in South Africa that the Nigeria subsidiary now has 9,036,000 subscribers on…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- South Africa’s second national operator (SNO), Neotel, has launched its first voice and Internet services for residential users. The SNO is offering a CDMA-based fixed wireless service called NeoConnect…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Zimbabwe mobile operator, Econet Wireless, has installed highly sophisticated software to track down fraudsters. With its new software, Econet will be able to catch people who have been stealing…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Five months after it launched the 2Good plan, Airtel Nigeria has introduced a new tariff plan which offers very affordable call rates and sets a new benchmark for value…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- The Moroccan postal service Poste Maroc is reportedly planning to launch as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) within the next few months. A report from Telecompaper, which cites…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Newest entrant into Africa's most robust telecoms market, the Nigerian telecommunications sector, Etisalat said it plans growing it present over 2.6 million subscribers' base to 4 million this year…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Nigeria’s telecommunications operator, Globacom has announced a new package which enables subscribers on its network to make unlimited intra-network calls by just paying N40 a day. - Orange Uganda…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Vodacom Tanzania has introduced a new Kama Kawaida campaign that enables its subscribers to make calls at the local rates of the country they are visiting. The subscriber can…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Zimbabwe’s mobile operator, Econet Wireless has officially opened the country's largest call centre in Harare's Graniteside industrial area to handle increased traffic from its growing subscriber base. The commissioning…

Telecoms Rates, Offers And Coverage

- Matrix Cellular, an international telecommunication provider in India, has announced the launch of a new SIM card for customers in the Middle East and North Africa. The new SIM…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers & Coverage

- Orange Botswana is launching prepaid packages under the name Ola!, Biztech reported. Ola! Classic starting at BWP 6 a day, contains minutes to call all networks and SMS; Ola!…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Mobile operator Airtel Tanzania is launching a new promotion to drive subscriber uptake, offering pre-pay users an airtime bonus equivalent to five times their average daily spend on calls.…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Multi links,Nigeria, a private telephone operator has unveiled the first mobile phone -  the Motorola V3M, RAZR -  to run on a CDMA network in Nigeria. Multilinks stated that…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers & Coverage

Ugandan cellular operators MTN and Airtel have confirmed that they have implemented the One Network Area arrangement which has removed international roaming costs for calls between Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda.…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Mobile operators in Zimbabwe have reduced telecommunication tariffs by a minimum of 15 percent with effect from July 1. Prices of sim cards have also gone down by about…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Airtel Malawi has partnered with Samsung in a multi-million kwacha promotion where it will award cash prizes, mobile communication gadgets, including handsets and tablets to its subscribers. The competition running…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Celtel Nigeria has introduced special payphone or fixed cellular phones into the market. Fixed payphones are aimed at Nigerians especially those who live or work or in places where…

In Brief:

* Econet has become the first Zimbabwean mobile operator to provide prepaid roaming services. ECONET, the country's mobile giant has sealed roaming agreements with four regional mobile operators for its…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Mobile subscribers in Morocco increased by 4.8% in the second quarter of 2011 to 35 million, telecoms regulator the ANRT reports, adding that Maroc Telecom’s share of the market…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Cape Verde and Sao Tome & Principe based Unitel T+ has ordered a ringback tone service from Jinny Software.Kenya's Airtel is offering 25 percent airtime bonuses to prepay customers topping…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Zimbabwe’s telecommunications group NetOne has started erecting new base stations in resort centres to improve communications and help ease congestion ahead of the Fifa World Cup scheduled for South…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Orange Kenya has launched a new mobile data bundle of 20MB for KES 20. The bundle has a validity of seven days. Orange has also reduced the prices of two…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- MTN South Africa has made its reduced mobile internet bundle rates permanent. The prices are ZAR 10 for a 20 MB bundle, ZAR 29 for 100 MB, ZAR 79…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Incumbent telco Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC) has launched its government-backed Tswapong Rural Telecom Project, which will bring communications to seven hitherto under-served villages in the Tswapong area in the…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Vodacom South Africa has announced the arrival of Vodafone Passport - the roaming option which aims to allow Vodacom Contract customers to take their home tariff with them, when…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- South Africa ISP Afrihost started a two-for-one offer on top-ups for its mobile data service. Afrihost's standard top-up rate is ZAR 99 per GB, so the new offer makes…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- In Tanzania, Zantel has launched its SIM SWOP service for mobile phone users of all networks in Tanzania. The service will enable customers to have the same number on…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Vodacom unveiled their 2GB + 2GB mobile data bundles on Sunday, 10 April 2011, offering subscribers up to 4GB of monthly data & a 7.2Mbps modem for R149 per…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- The South African mobile phone company Vodacom on Wednesday announced that its Mozambican subsidiary, Vodacom-Mocambique (VM), is cutting the price of calls for customers on contracts by 10 per…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- South African-based mobile social network MXit has acquired mobile community specialists Motribe. When the deal gets approved, MXit is expected to own 100% of Motribe, after MXit bought out…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Zimbabwe, mobile operator Telecel is to release about 100 000 new lines on the market this week, an official said on Monday. Public relations officer Monica Malunda told New…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Rwandatel the country's incumbent telecom operator, that has just launched its 3G, GSM technology is targeting more than 600,000 mobile subscribers by end of 2009. - Zimbabwe’s sole fixed…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- MTN Uganda's subscribers have increased by 14% in the last quarter of the year. The number of subscribers rose to 1,403 ,000 while the average revenue per user dropped…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage : In Brief

* Dar Es Salaam — Zantel has introduced a new product which will allow its customers to make off-net calls at 1.99/- per second, the existing rate of 5.5/- per…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- As power disruptions in the country intensify, Safaricom has joined forces with ZTE to launch a solar-charged mobile phone in the Kenyan market. Zhong Xing Telecommunication Equipment Company Limited-ZTE-is…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

MTN Rwanda internet subscribers are set to benefit from the operator's decision to cut its data prices. The company announced on Monday that it had slashed data prices by half…

Telecoms, Rates, Coverage and Offers

One Rwandan Mugabe Thomas has been announced the first subscriber to win a Turkish Airlines ticket to Europe in the on-going MTN Mobile Money promotion as of 25th May 2012…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- During an interview with local newspaper, the East African, Yesse Oenga, the Uganda’s country manager of Zain mobile said that his company was about to launch a money transfer…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Mobile phone operator, Essar Telecom has unveiled a new offer that allows its subscribers to make free on-net calls between 6am and 6pm, as the scramble for users intensifies…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- In Namibia, Cell One has announced that its network is now covering the areas of Karasburg, Khorixas and Omaruru. Continuous coverage is also provided on the road between Okahandja…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Ghanaian GSM network operator ONEtouch has launched a new value added service, OneChat, which allows customers to send and receive SMS messages anonymously in chat rooms. SMS messages are…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Telecel Zimbabwe has introduced a new system that allows instant airtime transfers among subscribers. NetOne, the other network provider in the country, is yet to introduce the method. -…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Chad's Tigo offered three minutes of free voice calls to customers affected a network outage that lasted several hours.

Free Facebook browsing for Vodafone customers

Vodafone customers and Facebook enthusiasts have a reason to smile, as Ghana’s most respected Telco, Vodafone Ghana, is offering free browsing on Facebook for existing customers on their Streamer internet…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Etisalat has launched Egypt's third mobile phone network tomorrow, and will be operating over a 3.5G platform. The new network has been built by Ericsson and Huawei at a…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Mobile operator Tigo Rwanda has announced a new promotional package for its customers, slashing call tariffs by 88.9 percent from Rwf90 to Rwf10 per minute. The promotion, which is…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Kenya Airways has entered an agreement with mobile telephone operator Safaricom to allow domestic travellers to book and pay for flights using the latter`s money transfer service M-Pesa, businessdailyafrica.com…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Ghana Telecom in partnership with Black Star TV says that it has launched a mobile TV service, the first on the Ghanaian market, with offerings of 6 TV channels,…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Vodacom South Africa has launched the HTC One smartphone. The phone is offered with Smart contracts and a bonus 250MB of data per month. With the Smart S plan, this…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

 - Since 1st of May there is one additional digit to add to a phone number in Chad. From now on users have to dial 6 in front of an…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage briefs

- Airtel Uganda reduced its call rates to India and China from Shs299 per minute to Shs180 per minute for postpaid customers and Shs3 per second for prepaid customers. The…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers & Coverage

- Bharti Airtel has awarded a contract to Ericsson to upgrade an initial batch of 250 diesel powered base stations in Nigeria with E-site, a new "green" energy solution from…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Cell C expands cut in international call ratesSouth Africa mobile operator Cell C will offer reduced call rates to more than 227 countries from 1 September. Following the launch of…

Nigeria’s Glo announces global Wi-Fi bundle

Nigeria’s telecom operator Globacom (Glo) has announced the launch of a new Internet wireless router in the hope that it will boost ”on-the-go and office” connections for users.According to the…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Bank of Uganda Governor, Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile, has approved MTN Mobile Money transfer services. It is estimated that more than 80% of the entire Ugandan population of about 29…

Telecom, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Globacom, has launched a new Value Added Service called Muzik Greetings.  With the service, subscribers on the Glo Mobile network can compose, customise and send musical dedications or greetings…

Orange Madagascar launches usage-based hotel Wi-Fi

Orange Madagascar has launched the "Surf and Pay" offer to bring the internet to more consumers. Offered to hotels and restaurants, up to 20 laptops, smartphones and tablets can connect…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and coverage

-  Vodafone Ghana has said it is going to make available on all social media platform the live streaming of the 3rd Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) slated for the…

Fibre provider launches 35Mbps service in Reunion

Reunion-based fibre-optic services provider Zeop, through its subsidiary Reunicable, is looking to attract customers by announcing a special offer to the first 500 people signing up to its new 35Mbps…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Angola Telecom will launch a new digital exchange in Moxico this week with the capacity of 528 telephone lines, said Wednesday the company's director, Mbungo Lutumba. It also added…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Mixed reactions have greeted Safaricom's 9pm-6am free calls offer in Kenya with subscribers complaining their calls are not going through after 9pm. Safaricom CEO, Michael Joseph, said in a…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Telkom Kenya has moved to retain its grip on the high-end smart phone market with its launch of the Apple iPhone 4, intensifying a battle between mobile operators keen…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Mobile telecommunications NetOne is set to release at least 100,000 new lines onto the market in a move to expand its subscriber base in Zimbabwe. - Renatelsat, Congo CDR…

telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage : In Brief

* Dar Es Salaam — ZANTEL last week introduced life style value package for its high value customers which will allow subscribers to access classy and affordable package that are…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage

In Kenya, mobile operator Orange has entered into a strategic partnership with retail chain Nakumatt to sell the company's airtime at its 28 outlets countrywide. Customers will be able to…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

-  Zimbabwean cellco NetOne, the smallest operator in a market of three, has announced that it has deployed at least 106 new base stations so far in 2010, to expand…

Inflation leads to further TNM price hike

Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM), the country's second largest mobile operator by subscribers, increased its tariffs by an average of 14% yesterday (4 March), in response to high inflation in the…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Students of the Freetown Teachers College (FTC) in Sierra Leone have been given the privilege to use their mobile phones to study and share relevant materials with their colleague…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Tanzania: BR Solutions, a local information and communication technology firm, has launched a product dubbed "Huduma Fasta" that will enable Tanzanians to access business information through their cell phones.…

South Sudan joins East African call rate initiative

South Sudan has joined an initiative that allows mobile users to make calls between the country and Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda at local rates, StarAfrica writes, citing news agency APA.…

Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Kenyan consumers can now buy the Nokia 500, 502 and 503, the new devices in the Asha range with above 3G connectivity and the much superior Gorilla Glass screen.…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Cheapest ADSL data in South AfricaMWEB has announced that it is increasing the data limits for its capped ADSL customers at no extra charge.The ISP said that most of its…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

South African mobile operator Cell C has concluded the renegotiation of its roaming agreement with Vodacom, which includes access to 3G services. Cell C CEO Jose Dos Santos said this…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Newly appointed CEO of Gambian mobile operator Africell, Badara Mbye, told to the local paper “the Daily Observer” that the company has now reached over 400,000 active subscribers. Network…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

* Lagos — In the spirit of the celebration of Nigeria's 50th independent anniversary, Etisalat Nigeria, one of the four GSM telecommunications companies in Nigeria, said it has slashed its…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Safaricom last night discontinued sale of its unlimited data bundles as it seeks to optimise the sharing of its 3G network by users.The company has recently blamed some users…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Nigeria’s CDMA operator, Starcomms, has slashed its international tariff from twelve naira (N12.00k) to ten (N10.00k) naira in some destinations, and from eighteen (N18.00k) naira to ten (N10.00k) naira.…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage News: In Brief

*Growing use of mobile phones in African countries like Kenya has pushed global subscription to the five billion mark, a new survey by telecoms infrastructure firm Ericsson shows, giving signals…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Econet Wireless has commenced its mobile operations in Burundi, as it connects its subscribers for a one-month network testing, which will take place in 16 provinces. Yanick Mugisha, the…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Vodacom Tanzania has ramped up its network coverage of Zanzibar with the commissioning of ten new communication towers. The new equipment has been installed at Lumumba, Bububu, Chukwani and…

Rates, Offers and Coverage

-Airtel Zambia has registered 1.3 million subscribers for Airtel Money of which more than 60 per cent are active users. Ms Lumpa said the company targeted to reach half-a-million transactions…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Ethiopia Telecommunications Corp (ETC) plans to boost mobile subscribers to 15 million in two years, from 2.2 million now, using $1.5 billion from China's ZTE Corp, the Ethiopian firm…

MTN Nigeria Commits to Network Upgrades

MTN's Nigerian subsidiary has restated that it is working to improve the quality of its network performance following repeated complaints from customers.All the major mobile networks are under pressure to…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Chief Executive Officer, Etisalat Nigeria, Steven Evans, said the company will invest two billion dollars to build network infrastructure in Nigeria over the next three years. He announced this…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Mobile telecommunications network service provider NetOne has rolled out a new mobile switching centre base station in Bulawayo The switching centre, which will cater for the southern region in…

Telkom SA launches unlimited on-net calling

In South Africa, Telkom Business has launched the latest in a range of new mobile plans that aim to help businesses of all sizes improve productivity and reduce communication costs.A…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- The global parent company of Celtel Kenya, Zain Group has launched in-flight roaming services that allow customers to use their phones. Clients will now be able to send and…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Ethiopia's state-owned monopoly mobile phone operator, Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation (ETC) says that it plans to launch MMS within the country by the end of this calendar year. The service…

Telecoms, Rates, Coverage and Offers

- AppChat mobile voice network operator is set to revolutionize South Africa’s telecom sector with its promise of affordable local and international calls.AppChat promises per-second billing for daily off-net calls…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

-  MTN South Africa said it has now made Simfy Africa available for ZAR 49 per month and it is offering a two-week free trial period. MTN customers will be…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Airtel Zambia has launched its first K0 campaign which will make it possible for the customers to talk for free every day. Millicom Ghana (which trades as Tigo) has expanded…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Ghana’s telecoms watchdog the National Communication Authority (NCA) is looking to crack down on mobile network operators if they fail to tackle the chronic problem of poor quality services.…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- As of February 1st 2008, prepaid telecommunication cards for airtime sold would be subject to value-added tax at 15 per cent in Namibia. Concerns have been voiced that il…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Millicom Ghana Limited, operators of TIGO cellular network has been asked to give priority to the coverage of newly created districts in its expansion programme. Within the next one…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Pioneer cable channel, Supersports, mobile handset manufacturers, Nokia and telecommunication giants, MTN have devised a means to bring matches of the 2010 World Cup live to football enthusiasts in…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Airtel Tanzania has launched its cash transfer promotion drive which enables subscribers to send or receive money free of charge. The firm has also introduced a short code to…

Airtel reduces rates, offers free incoming calls while roaming in Rwanda

Bharti Airtel has announced a reduction of call rates by 60% and free incoming calls for Airtel Kenya’s postpaid and prepaid customers roaming to Rwanda. Airtel Kenya will offer affordable…

The unsung heroes raising Ebola awareness through rap

Rappers might not be the most obvious line of defence against the growing Ebola epidemic, but as I heard at an event in London, United Kingdom, their role as positive…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- The Mozambique firm Mcel launched last week a new service called emm – escritório movel mCel (mobile office mCel). emm is designed for commercial firms and business people. It…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Tunisia’s national incumbent Tunisie has recently launched its new offer, "Segounda» a one-second billing system. For any call made on the local landline and GSM network, Tunisie Telecom charges…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- MTN has now implemented its branding (blue and yellow) on the former Areeba network in Ghana.- Celtel Malawi boosted its subscriber base to half a million at the start…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Africonnect, one of Zambia’s leading internet service providers, has launched a WiMAX network which it claims is the fastest in Zambia.- Vodafone Ghana has launched a promotion offering double…

Nigerian telecoms comply with NCC, switch to new tariff

Telecommunications companies in Nigeria have complied with the directive of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) concerning the cost of SMS across the various networks.On Tuesday, various companies officially switched to…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- In Uganda, MTN's ARPU has declined, according to its latest figures. On average, each MTN caller spent US$6 (Approx. Shs 11,000) on calls in the September Quarter compared to…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Airtel Kenya will offer a 50% airtime bonus to customers topping up their prepay account via its own Airtel Money platform.- Chinese vendor ZTE has announced that it has…

Comviva partners with AdaptiveMobile to enhance mobile messaging services

Mobile Phone AfricaComviva Technologies has announced that it has joined forces with mobile security and services provider AdaptiveMobile to provide a network-based web and message content filtering solutionThe new partnership…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Angola mobile company Unitel has expanded coverage to Ukuma and Kuito Kuanavale districts in Huambo and Kuando Kubango provinces, respectively. - In Uganda, new wireless licensee Warid Telecom has…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Zimbabwe's Telecel is offering prepay credits of up to US$20 when a customer reactivates a dormant SIM Card.Namibia’s largest mobile network operator, MTC, has announced a massive reduction in its…

Glo launches Unlimited Roaming offer

Globacom has introduced Glo Unlimited Roaming, offering subscribers free incoming calls in various destinations when they travel overseas. The offer also allows calls at lower rates. Under the promotion, subscribers…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Celtel Nigeria has spent around NGN8.6 billion (USD69 million) on the expansion of its network over the last twelve months with the completion the transmission backbone from the South…

Telecel introduces Broadband Plus

TELECEL Zimbabwe has introduced Telecel Broadband Plus and is giving subscribers double the data they pay for when they buy data bundles worth $10 or more.It is also giving away…

Mauritius Telecom to cut tariffs from 1 January

Mauritius Telecom (MT) is planning to reduce its internet tariffs by almost 50% from 1 January 2015, in a bid to ‘democratise fixed and mobile broadband access in the country’,…

Country-specific climate vulnerability data now online

Data from a climate vulnerability monitor for 184 nations are now available via an interactive online portal, making them more accessible to researchers, academics and policymakers worldwide.The data are based…

Telecoms, Rates, Coverage and Offers

- Angola's privately-owned Unitel mobile phone operator has expanded its voice roaming and data services to six more countries from various continents: Gabon, including Australia, Lebanon, Malaysia, Pharaoh Islands and…

Tanzania: TCAA to Digitalise Transmission of Flight Plans

In a bid to improve provision of information on flights schedules and other related issues at major airports in the country, the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) will soon introduce…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Multilinks, which was acquired by Telkom South Africa in 2007, said it has invested N65 billion in capital expenses since then to develop the company's network infrastructure in bid…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Cellular provider, Econet Wireless is coasting towards the 1.2 million subscriber base target after the company reported a 41% increase in the number of subscribers for the six months…

TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

- Ghana Telecom (GT) has launched a new service product named eazyfone prepaid telephony at Tarkwa yesterday. The service is in two parts, the one which is targeted at the…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- South Africa’s SNO Neotel unveils the price of its NeoConnect Prime consumer offering. NeoConnect Prime provides consumers with a CDMA voice & Internet device, a 2.4 Mbps Internet connection…

Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage

- In Kenya, mobile firm Yu has launched a promotion calling rate of 50 cents per minute all day and night. The daily voice bundle promotion dubbed "Amua mdogo mdogo"…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

South Africa's Afrihost is reducing the cost of excess web traffic and disk space charges on cloud hosting packages. Additional web traffic usage will now cost ZAR 3.50 per GB,…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

MTN Nigeria says it will discontinue SIM swaps by proxy effective from June 7, 2013, stating that after this date, customers who wish to 'swap' or replace their SIM cards…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

- Senegal operator Sonatel announced the launch of a mobile TV service. The Orange subsidiary offers 12 channels, including channels from Canal+ Afrique, 2STV and TFM. Available over the ¬3G…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers & Coverage

- South Africa's MTN is launching a new tariff offering unlimited voice, sms and data for ZAR 1,699 per month.

NEC deploys microwave link between the islands of Sao Tome and Principe

NEC Portugal, a subsidiary of NEC Corporation, has installed a microwave radio link between the islands of Sao Tome and Principe, providing 20 2Mbps channels for GSM mobile communications and…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Tanzanian market leader TTCL has launched 100% national broadband coverage. Powered by Avanti Communications, the new high speed satellite broadband service provides homes and businesses with the opportunity to enjoy…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Lagos — Bharti Airtel, the world's third largest telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Africa and Asia, today announced a significant milestone in its African odyssey when…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Samsung South Africa has announced Samsung Galaxy Rewards, a loyalty app for Samsung Galaxy smartphone users. Samsung Galaxy Rewards gives consumers access to a variety of prizes based on the…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

In keeping with its commitment to provide top-class telecommunication experience, Etisalat has announced new benefits on its EasyStarter package.According to the company: “On the EasyStarter package, customers can now register…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Vodacom South Africa has extended its Just 4 You offer of personlisaed promotions. Just 4 You offers are unique to each individual customer, with over a hundred possible variations. Vodacom…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

MTN has announced that it is now zero-rating all data usage for its FrontRow video streaming service on the MTN network. According to MTN, this means that MTN customers who…

Telecoms. Rates, Offers and Coverage

Telkom doubles data for summer All Telkom customers are set to receive double their Telkom Internet data allocation for free from 1 October 2015 to 31 March 2016 the company…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers & Coverage

South African ISP Afrihost is poised to unveil a new resale service on 10 November, TechCentral reports, citing comments by the company’s CEO, Gian Visser. The website claims that Afrihost,…

DRC telcos reject proposed tax increase

Four telcos operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), namely Airtel DRC, Orange DRC, Tigo DRC and Vodacom Congo, have sent a letter to the country’s Minister of Finance…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Uganda's tax collector and telecommunications firms are counting losses caused by small operators that have exploited loopholes in the One Area Network (OAN) system by offering cheap international calls, the…

MINPOSTEL to update Senegal’s telecoms legislation to meet future ICT demands

The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MINPOSTEL) of Senegal has revealed it is looking to overhaul the country’s legislative framework to reflect the new demands of ICT and telecommunications in…

South Africa - Cwele asks court to block spectrum auction

Minister Siyabonga Cwele asked the High Court to interdict, review and set aside ICASA's spectrum licensing process.The minister of the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS), Siyabonga Cwele, has…

Vodacom adds new contract packages with more data

Vodacom South Africa has responded to drastic mobile price cuts from Telkom by quietly intruding a variety of new contract packages, reports Fin24. Vodacom's new packages will augment already-existing offerings…

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

MTN has launched Xtra Time, which lets prepaid and top-up subscribers receive an airtime advance when their balance runs low. The credit can be used like a recharge to make…

Vodacom launches special deals for deaf customers

Vodacom has launched three new contract data and SMS deals for its deaf and hearing-impaired customers. The deals start from R99 on a 1GB data price top up plan over…

Tanzania: Telecom Firms Dash to Meet Share Listing Deadline

Mobile phone companies are struggling to meet a government deadline for them to list their shares on the local market by the end of the year, industry sources said, leaving…

Sierra Leone regulator stems up fight against SIM Box fraud to recover $1M lost monthly

The National Telecoms Commission (NATCOM) in Sierra Leone has appointed The Subah Group to tackle SIM Box Fraud and improve Revenue Assurance in the country. According to Birendra Sasmal, CEO…

Experts warn of regulatory tension in Africa's ICT sector in 2017

The decision by Zimbabwe to backtrack on plans to increase data costs last week following public outcry by consumers, as well as the budding challenge to OTT (Over the Top)…

New ICT sector codes to prompt new era for BEE

In the State of the Nation address, President Jacob Zuma highlighted that radical economic transformation remains at the core of South Africa’s economic strategy and the new BEE ICT sector…

Number portability regulations get public hearings

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa will hold public hearings on number portability regulations on 16 February. The hearings will be held at ICASA’s offices in Sandton from 09:00.…

South African operators propose amendments to ICT policy

South African telecoms minister Siyabonga Cwele is reportedly considering a proposal from six domestic telecoms operators – named as Vodacom, MTN, Telkom, Cell C, Neotel and Wireless Business Solutions (WBS)…

Airtel Kenya stops foreign scratch-card top-ups

Airtel Kenya has discontinued the service that allowed customers to top up airtime using local scratch-cards whenever they travelled in Africa, reports Business Daily. It was terminated in March and…

Nigeria's govt launches new broadband-related policy

Nigeria's government has approved a policy that seeks to speed up broadband rollout and balance the costs incurred by telcos looking to secure right of way for fibre optic cable…

Telecoms policy becomes a tennis match

ISPA opposes the endless 'to and fro' telecoms sector tennis match that it says never seems to end with the consumer as champion. ISPA opposes the endless 'to and fro'…

MTN is Complying with the ICASA Number Regulation Plan

MTN will be introducing new short codes in accordance with the new numbering guidelines gazetted by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA). From 24 March 2018 the short…

POTRAZ aims to revamp telecoms law

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) has drafted a new bill aimed at revamping the country’s ageing telecoms legislation, the Post and Telecommunications Act of 2000. TechZim…

Cheaper data prices in South Africa, with no high out-of-bundle rates

ICASA has announced the first steps it has taken to address the high cost to communicate.   It said the recent publication of the End-User and Subscriber Service Charter Regulations…

ARCEP warns Gabon Telecom, Airtel over QoS failures

Gabon’s two leading mobile network operators (MNOs) by subscribers, Gabon Telecom and Airtel Gabon, have been put on notice by the Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Posts (ARCEP) for…

Kenyan govt won't budge on controversial ICT Practitioners Bill

A parliamentary committee overseeing ICT is looking to have the controversial ICT Practitioners Bill reintroduced to enforce the licensing of all ICT workers in Kenya. At the opening of the…