Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- 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 to build a robust national telecom network throughout Nigeria . The investment has gone in expanding the network to cover 58 towns and cities across Nigeria, with plans for additional 24, increased subscriber base to 2.5 million and support a five year national fibre optic infrastructure development plan.

- Rwandatel has begun the commercial roll-out of its post-paid services, targeting 5,000 clients before this year ends. Rwandatel, owned by Lap Green Networks, a Libyan firm, and the Rwandan government, is the second largest telecom company in the country by market share.

-In Zimbabwe, Information and Communication Technology Minister Nelson Chamisa has ordered the government owned Tel One company to slash its high tariff charges and match billing systems used in other countries in the region.