Telecoms Rates, Offers and Coverage

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- South Africa's MTN is offering 20% of free airtime with PrePaytopups until the end of March.

- A Nigerian company, called ZodaFones has awarded an LTE contract to Huawei covering the capital city and surrounding area.

- Tigo Tanzania has launched Voice SMS, which allows subscribers to send messages by voice, eliminating the need to type. The service is supplied by Kirusa.

- Airtel Zambia has launched a HSPA+ network upgrade offering theoretical peak rate download speeds of up to 21Mbps.There are currently 280 airtel 3.75G sites across Zambia -- covering all provincial districts -- with the aim to roll out up to 400 by the end of this yearAccording to Mr.Fayaz King, Managing Director, airtel, the company will be rolling out its data network across all its markets in Africa with the objective of building the largest 3G network across the continent.