Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- 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 which before now were available to only postpaid subscribers.

- Nokia unveiled five new low-end phone models aiming to improve its offering in the emerging markets. Nokia's new models are priced from 20 euros to 54 euros, excluding operator subsidies and local taxes. "The long battery life, with up to 22 days of standby time, is vital for people in areas where access to electricity is limited," Nokia said in a statement.

- MTN Nigeria has said recharge problem being experienced by some of its customers in the country is due to a fault in its recharge equipment. Some of MTN’s subscribers receive failure notices upon making recharge requests, while some had credit pending in their system.

- The fifth GSM operator in Nigeria, Etisalat Nigeria in collaboration with the Research In Motion (RIM), have launched the BlackBerry solution into the nation's market.