Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Airtel Zambia has launched its first K0 campaign which will make it possible for the customers to talk for free every day.

Millicom Ghana (which trades as Tigo) has expanded an existing mobile advertising management contract with Alcatel-Lucent. The service, Tigo Ads, is based on the Alcatel-Lucent Optism mobile marketing solution and enables Tigo's customers to receive targeted promotions on their mobile phones. Subscribers can share information with Tigo about their preferences and receive interactive text messages containing news, promotions, discounts and exclusive offers from their preferred brands.

Mobile virtual network operator Virgin Mobile SA has switched on its first third-generation (3G) mobile services, piggybacking off Cell C’s new network, and offering out-of-bundle broadband at 60c/MB.

O-Tel Telecom, a licensed national telecom services provider (LNTSP) in South Africa announced the nationwide availability of 1Cloud Hosted PBX Service (http://1cloud.co.za), an effective telecommunication system which easily improves business productivity, lowers telecommunication costs, offers greater advantages with fewer hassles, and steps up the company to new generation telephony, dubbed Telephone 2.0

Vodafone Ghana has expressed concern about the white-on-red brand colours of Airtel Ghana, but the latter insist on maintaining their brand colours even though it conflicts with that of Vodafone. Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Ghana, Kyle Whitehill said Vodafone was concerned about the confusion Airtel’s brand colours are creating for both Vodafone and Airtel.