Telecoms News - In Brief


- Calculateur 28 is a new SMS application operating in Senegal, Gabon and Burkina Faso allowing women to keep track of important dates in their cycles, especially fertility periods.

- mHealth Africa, a new project to spread healthcare through mobile tech in emerging countries, has released a top-notch infographic. The robust 990px by 2,226px image is divided into sections that give a great overview of mobile adoption in the largest African markets.

- Ghana’s National Communications Authority, the NCA, plans to free up broadband spectrum by 2015 in a move that could triple mobile broadband capacity in the country. The spectrum would become available once Ghana phases out analogue television and moves to digital television

- Telecel Zimbabwe says that its subscriber base has now topped two million, an increase of half-a-million since the end of December 2011.