Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- A new health app iAfya has been launched in Kenya and will be available on the Blackberry operating system. The application helps users to check up health issues using their handsets fast as well as contact service providers such as insurers and doctors.

- Following talks with Gabon’s telecoms regulator ARCEP, the country’s incumbent fixed network operator Gabon Telecom has announced cuts in its fixed broadband internet rates. Its 256kbps ADSL monthly package cost dropped by 25% from XAF20,000 to XAF15,000 (from around USD37.6 down to USD28.2), while its 512kbps service fell in price by a third, from XAF29,500 to XAF20,000 (around USD55.5 to USD37.6). The monthly price for a 1Mbps connection also fell by a third, from XAF45,000 to XAF29,500 (around USD84.7 to USD55.5).