Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- The Moroccan postal service Poste Maroc is reportedly planning to launch as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) within the next few months. A report from Telecompaper, which cites Moroccan news source La Vie Eco, says that Poste Maroc has held discussions with the country’s telecoms regulator ANRT over the award of an MVNO licence, while it has also contacted local cellular operators Maroc Telecom, Meditelecom and Wana Corporate for wholesale service pricing. Morocco currently has around 37 million mobile users across its three mobile networks.

- Standard Bank Namibia, whose new computer system has caused an outcry from its clients, had Government employees seeing red last week. Police officers, teachers and secretaries who bank with Standard Bank, and who were scheduled to receive their salaries, were left empty-handed. According to the bank's spokesperson, Rejoice Itembu, "a technical issue" was behind the problem. She said it "has already been identified and thorough investigations are taking place to avoid this in future".