Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- MTN Rwanda announced that its mobile subscription base has reached one million. The result comes days after the South African based MTN Group announced that its Group's subscriber base across its 21 operations in Africa and the Middle East had increased to 80,736,000 as of 30 September 2008.

- Nigeria’s CDMA operator, Starcomms Plc, has announced that the aggregate number of its subscribers has exceeded two million as at Friday 24th October' 2008, outperforming all growth projections and confirming it as Nigeria's 4th largest telecommunications operator.

- Cellphone operator MTC has celebrated 1 million Namibians being connected to its network, highlighting the achievement as one of the most significant milestones in its 13-year history.

- Mobile operator Vodacom Tanzania has teamed up with Research In Motion (RIM) to launch the BlackBerry solution to its subscribers across the country.