Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- MTN Ghana has rolled out its 3.5G technology connections in Accra and Tema, both in the Greater Accra Region, and Kumasi in the Ashanti Region. Plans are also afoot to aggressively expand and extend the 3.5G technology to all major cities, as well as commercial towns across the length and breadth of the country.

- Nigerian mobile operator Globacom (Glo Mobile) has introduced the concept of 'One Network' over for its customers roaming between its networks in Nigeria and neighbouring Republic of Benin. Both sets of subscribers can now make calls charged at local rates in their own local currency when travelling in either country. The offer is initially limited to voice calls; SMS texts and GPRS data services will be included in due course, whilst Globacom also says it will introduce the concept to other west African countries where it is deploying networks.