Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Zimbabwe’s Minister of Finance, Patrick Chinamasa, has announced a budget proposal to reduce VAT on airtime from 22.5 % to 15%.

- MTN Ghana (formerly Spacefon Areeba) launched its 3.5G service in Ghana on 28 January using HSDPA technology. MTN says its new network will offer a range of data-oriented services and provide for more efficient delivery of existing services such as voice, SMS, MMS, and mobile internet access. Local press were given the opportunity to experience the benefits of 3.5G in a specially-constructed phone booth.