Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- After several years of endless wait for dual Sim phone from Nokia, the company says it is now ready to launch its first Dual Sim phones in Nigeria. Te much expected device is still undergoing finishing touches in the factory and would be made available in Nigeria before the end of the year.

- There has been a 7 percent, increase in connections for landline phones. The number of landline subscribers at Rwandatel, has increased to 23,000 within the last two previous years. Rwandatel is the sole distributor of the landline services.

- Tigo Rwanda has registered a significant rise in its subscriber base from 123,897 in January, to 272,192 by March. Rwanda's Utility and Regulatory Agency (RURA) is seeking to issue a fourth licence by the end of this year. But according to the regulator's policy, Tigo, the third operator has to first acquire about 300,000 subscribers then the bidding process for another operator will be issued out.