Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- PSTN operator Angola Telecom has introduced a national single rate tariff to standardise the cost of making calls to all areas of the country within its network, news agency ANGOP reports. The wireline and CDMA network operator has set off-peak and peak tariffs for destinations countrywide between its subscribers, at KWZ7.20 (USD0.075) and KWZ8.93 per minute respectively. To promote the move Angola Telecom is offering customers free calls at the weekend this month.

- Telecommunications company Alcatel-Lucent has announced plans to help expand Smile Tanzania’s 4G mobile broadband network by the end of this year. Smile Tanzania is the first network in Africa to provide a 4G LTE service in the 800 MHz frequency band, providing businesses and consumers with fast internet access, initially in Dar es Salaam. But the company has plans to expand the coverage area beyond just one city. “There are plans for further expansion during 2012 to offer ubiquitous coverage as soon as possible,” said Sherine Aziez, Alcatel Lucent Africa head of communications.