Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- 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 even as it is investing some $700 million into network expansion this year.

- Tigo Rwanda has increased talking-time on the 300 airtime voucher card from three minutes to 30 minutes, targeting students and low income earners in a promotion that will last for a month.

- The Kenya National Examinations Council plans to use an innovative system to make it easier, faster and cheaper for candidates to get their results. Candidates who subscribe to the short message service (SMS) will be texted their results immediately after the official release.

- Alcatel-Lucent has announced that Mauritius Telecom, an Orange/FT Group partner and fixed and mobile telecommunications operator in Mauritius, has deployed interactive mobile multimedia services powered by Alcatel-Lucent Mobile Interactive TV (MiTV).