Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage
- In Kenya, mobile firm Yu has launched a promotion calling rate of 50 cents per minute all day and night. The daily voice bundle promotion dubbed "Amua mdogo mdogo" enables yu subscribers to make calls within the yu network at a subscription rate of Sh2 "As more and more people continue to acquire mobile phones, the demand for affordable voice plans increases hence our latest offering."
- Despite a tenuous period facing Nigeria’s telecommunications sector, with the country’s regulator the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) continuing to push SIM card registration, mobile companies reported strong growth in the past year. According to figures reported locally, subscriptions rose 16.26 percent over the past 12 months, the NCC said. Overall connected mobile lines grew nearly 13 million to just shy of 90 million in total through March. This growth came despite worries that subscription were likely to drop as a result of the continuing NCC effort to register all SIMs in the country.