Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- African telecommunications operator Smile Telecom Holdings Ltd (Smile) has launched a new service in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, enabling the delivery of mobile broadband services including live video chat and TV streaming, thanks to 4G LTE technology supplied by Alcatel-Lucent.The network will be the first in Africa to provide 4G LTE service in the 800 MHz frequency band, providing businesses and consumers with super-fast, high-quality Internet access, initially in the principal commercial city and major seaport of Tanzania. Smile’s intention is to offer ubiquitous coverage as soon as possible.

- South Africa's Cell C has cut call rates to five international destinations to 99c per minute with per second billing. The promotion runs until 31 August 2012.