Telecoms News in Brief

Telecoms

- Glo Ghana has acquired two million subscribers in Ghana since it commenced commercial operations in May this year. With this development, Glo Mobile Ghana now has over eight per cent of the market share. 

- The number of mobile phone users in Mauritius increased by 8.7% in 2011 to 1,294,100, up from 1,190,900 in 2010, according to data published by Statistics Mauritius. The agency also reported that the total number of internet subscriptions in the country increased by 30% over the same period, from 284,200 to 370,000, taking internet population penetration to 28.7%.

- Insurance penetration is set to increase after mobile network Yu pledged to buy life insurance covers for all its active subscribers. Yu mobile subscribers will be given life and disability insurance cover from Jubilee Insurance Company whose maximum value will be determined by the cumulative value of airtime top up made in a month. The cover has been developed by global low end insurance product organization MicroEnsure.