IN BRIEF:

Telecoms

- Djibouti Telecom has launched its new Evatis-Edge network which will enable the telco to offer  MMS, internet mail browsing services. The new infrastructure can support 200,000 subscribers with expansion capabilities to 1.8 million.

- Econet Wireless Zimbabwe has announced it is capable of offering 3G services but stated that a commercial launch has been delayed due to a lack of spectrum.  The company remains confident that their application for the frequencies will be approved soon.

- Makerere University's faculty of Computing and Information Technology (CIT) will spend a US$1million to set up a call centre that will provide national directory service in Uganda