Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Zimbabwe mobile operator, Econet Wireless, has installed highly sophisticated software to track down fraudsters. With its new software, Econet will be able to catch people who have been stealing its international traffic through a practice called "refiling" of calls.

- Telkom Kenya unveiled its new call charges with  three new tariffs - Furaha, Thamani and Shikamoo. Furaha customers will be billed a flat rate of Sh14 per minute for calls across networks. Thamani Tariff will be charged Sh7 per minute for calls from a Telkom wireless terminal to a Telkom Wireless or landline. Calls to mobile networks will be charged at Sh24.24 per minute during peak time and Sh14 off-peak.

- Sierra Leone's mobile company, Comium,announced a reduction in its network's international tariff to 10 destinations worldwide from 50 to 30 units every Sunday.The ten countries include Lebanon, United Kingdom, Canada, Nigeria, India, China, Egypt, United Arab Emirate (UAE), South Africa and Liberia adding that the main objective of the new promotion is to reward their subscribers.

-Telecom Namibia says that it has expanded its wireless CDMA infrastructure to nine more towns and settlements in Namibia. The services which are offered under the SWITCH brand have been launch at Rehoboth, Mariental, Opuwo, Grootfontein, Rundu, Katima Mulilo, Okakarara, Oshivelo and Onesi.

- Algerian mobile operator Nedjma announced that it is dropping its rates for its post-paid subscribers. Subscribers will pay 6 dinars a minute and will be charged on a per second basis.