Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- MTN Rwanda has announced an imminent 'Number Plan Change', from the current 8 digit number to a new 10 digit number as required by national and international telecommunication regulators. As of 1st February, this year a new number - 78 - will be added after the first usual zero, to all numbers on MTN Rwanda's network.

- Over the last few months MTN South Africa has added numerous high speed HSDPA sites, many of which are 7.2 Mbps enabled. According to MTN CTO Sameer Dave MTN currently has 361 ‘upgraded’ HSDPA sites of which over a hundred are 7.2 Mbps enabled. The higher speeds are available to all MTN data subscribers without any additional cost, if they use a 3.6 Mbps or 7.2 Mbps enabled device.