Telcoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage: In Brief

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

*Lagos — Globacom has reaffirmed its leadership in the Blackberry market with the introduction of BlackBerry U, a new package that offers the lowest and uniform tariff structure for Prepaid BlackBerry users on the network.

With the new package, On-net and Off-net calls for users of BlackBerry U now come at a uniform rate of N25 per minute for calls as against the current Classic Plus On-net rate of N28.8 per minute and Off-net rate of N42 per minute.

* Pretoria — Data calls could be reduced by 2.1 percent if Telkom's tariff adjustments are approved by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa).

* Nairobi — Mobile phone users will by December this year be able to switch networks without losing their favourite numbers, following the awarding of a license to the firm that will link operators.