Telecoms News - In Brief

Telecoms

- MTN Zambia is investing about US$ 3 million to tap into the Eastern Africa Submarine Cable System (EASSy) to enhance its mobile internet as it aims to be the country’s number one service provider by the year 2015.

- The Tunisian telephone company Tunisiana has won a bid organized by the Tunisian Ministry of Communication Technologies for a new telecommunications license. Tunisiana is the national leader in mobile telephony with 65% of the local market. Until now, however, it has not had a license to provide fixed telecommunications (landlines) or a high-speed 3rd-generation wireless network. Previously, only Tunisie Telecom and Orange had licenses for 3G.

- Uganda's Warid Telecom has outsourced its call centers to India's Spanco BPO.