TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Ghana Telecom in partnership with Black Star TV says that it has launched a mobile TV service, the first on the Ghanaian market, with offerings of 6 TV channels, 4 Radio and 2 Data channels. Onetouch customers will need an appropriate handset - selected mobile phone models or any T-DMB (Terrestrial Digital Multimedia Broadcasting) handset and terminal to use the service.

- MTN Rwanda has expanded in an underserved part of the country with the launch of a Frw40 million base station in Rusumo, Eastern Province, near the country's boarder with Tanzanian. MTN has earmarked a $20 million, about Frw1 billion as a budget that will have about more 60 sites established countrywide.

- President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa is among the African leaders expected to grace this year's Nigerian Telecom Awards next month.

- Home & Away, MTN's version of the borderless network that now covers Kenya and Tanzania, will soon be expanded to include Rwanda