Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- MTN Rwanda customers have experienced some network interruptions last week. According to the group's Chief Executive Officer, Themba Khumalo, the network problems were a result of failure of one of the company's switches, leading to the glitches.

- Vodacom Ghana is expanding its network in the Volta area. According to the CEO of Vodafone, the necessary steps were being taken to install SIM phone booths in rural and peri-urban communities, as well as second cycle institutions, to facilitate easy communications.

- Sierra Leone’s mobile operator, Africell Lintel has unveiled a new cell site at Lakka community in the west of Freetown. The site installation in Lakka was to enhance the coverage in the township. The company also said that it has now 650, 000 subscribers countrywide.

- Seychelles mobile operator Airtel has upgraded its network to 3G with an HSDPA software upgrade. This will enable Airtel to offer high speed data services. The network upgrade and the equipment have been supplied by Huawei.