Telecoms News - In Brief


- MTN has emerged as Africa's most valuable brand and the only African global brand in the 2011 Brand Finance Global 500.

- According to Times Live, South Africa-based telecoms group Vodacom is poised to unveil its new corporate colours at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto on Friday night. Although Vodacom has yet to confirm the details, mounting press speculation indicates that the firm will be re-branded in line with the red and white colour scheme used by parent company Vodafone, which secured a controlling stake in Vodacom in May 2009.

- In Ghana, MTN has inaugurated a US$35 million switch centre at Kaase in Kumasi to enhance the quality of its services. The ultra-modern centre is the second of its kind to be opened in the country by the company.

- The Namibia Communications Commission issued an order that off-net prices may no longer exceed on-net prices in respect of mobile cellular services.