Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- The Angolan mobile phone company Unitel SA has extended its signal to three more districts, namely in the provinces of Uige, Huila and Cunene.

- Bharti Airtel has signalled its intention to cut call rates further as it focuses at creating affordability to consumers. This means the price rivalry witnessed in Uganda's telecommunications sector in the last quarter of 2010 could stretch into 2011.

- The number of mobile telephone service customers of Sao Tome telecoms company, Companhia Santomense de Telecomunicações (CST) now totals 100,000 giving the company a market penetration of 60 percent, its main shareholder Portugal Telecom said.
Portugal Telecom (PT) also said that the 100,000 customers represented growth of 25 percent against 2009, a year in which the number of customers rose by 60 percent.
CST plans to launch third generation services in the first quarter of 2012, when it connects to the ACE cable.