Telecoms News - In Brief


- Three companies, Mobitel Limited, Spectranet Limited and Galaxy Wireless Communications Limited, have met Friday’s payment deadline for four slots of 2.3GHz frequency spectrum offered by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to drive the growth of WiMAX services across the country. They were given a deadline of Friday May 8, 2009 for payment of the slot fixed at N1,368,000,000 (US$9.3 million) on a first-pay, first-served basis.

- A Zimbabwean cabinet minister revealed last week that the government was halting the planned sale of stakes in loss-making state enterprises, including mobile operator NetOne, until the global economic climate improves.