Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Nigerian mobile operator Multi-Links has revealed that its target base is expected to reach ten million subscribers by December this year.

-Glo Mobile subscribers are going to get up to a 95% reduction in charges for calls made on the Glo network. In a new promotion tagged "Glo Time Band Savings", customers will be entitled to discounts of between 10% and 95% for calls made on the Glo network, depending on the time of day the call is made. The discount percentage is calculated on the peak rate of the tariff plan.

- Nigerian CDMA operator, ZOOMmobile, caused a major stir in the industry when it slashed by around 75% the prices of its premium handset products including Motorola Q, Treo 700P, Treo 755P, Palm Centro and Samsung IP-830W.

-Angola’s privately owned mobile operator Unitel, announced that it will launch a multi-media messaging services (MMS) for customers using its 92 network.

- Telephone subscribers rose to over seven million from 2.2 million in the last two and half years, according to Uganda’s Information and Communication Technology Minister, Dr. Ham Mulira.

- Zimbabwe's telecommunication operators have been given regulatory approval to charge for all their products and services in a foreign currency.