Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- 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 been successfully conducted for voice, video and data in the 900 MHz frequency band.

- In Gambia, over 300 scholars and Imams from across the country Friday gathered at the conference room of Qcell to launch its newest product called "The Qcell Muslim phone". The Chief Executive Officer of QCell, Muhammed Jah, xplained that whichever country someone travels to with the Muslim phone, all that the person needs to do is to select the country and the phone will automatically reveal the prayers times of that particular country, and alert the person whenever it is time for prayers. He added that when the Muslim features are activated, even when the phone is off, it will automatically switch itself on and alert the person.