Telecoms, Rates, Coverage and Offers

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Morocco’s telecoms watchdog, the Telecommunication Regulatory National Agency (ANRT), says it is looking to launch a tender for 4G cellular licences later this year. The head of ANRT, Azdine el-Mountassir Billah, told local financial newspaper La Vie Economique that the concessions will be awarded to winning bidders at the start of 2013, following a process set to start in autumn 2012, and with LTE networks possibly being launched by late-2013.

- Orange Kenya has launched the 3G Campus Offer, offering students from target universities one month's free unlimited internet when they buy an Orange Internet Everywhere 3G Modem. Orange is the only service provider with an unlimited data offering for its customers. Orange mobile customers currently enjoy unlimited internet for as low as KES 39 daily, KES 249 weekly and KES 990 monthly while the Orange Internet Everywhere 3G modem customers can access unlimited internet for KES 990 and KES 2,990 on weekly and monthly bases respectively. Orange will be touring various universities and colleges over the next 30 days as it seeks to create awareness of the data offering through sporting events and other social activities on campus. Students who cannot access these data devices at their campuses will be able to test and purchase them from selected Orange shops. Students can purchase a maximum of two modems upon production of a valid student identification.