Telecoms News - In Brief


- The National Union of Communication Workers (NUCW) and Zain Zambia signed a recognition agreement which saw 500 employees being unionised. NUCW General Secretary Clement Kasonde said in an interview that the union was happy that Zain Zambia management had allowed their employees to belong to a union of their choice.

- The President, National Association of Telecom Subscribers, (NATCOMS), Chief Deolu Ogunbanjo has called on Nigerian regulator NCC to scale down requirements for the proposed SIM registration exercise due to begin on May 1. Chief Ogunbanjo said rather than use driver's license, international passport or national identity card among other requirements a photograph with name and address should be used.

- Egypt's Raya Technology and Communication has revealed that it is no longer interested in the two geographically-restricted triple-play concessions that are to be auctioned by the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) later this year.