Telecoms News - In Brief


-Mobiserve Holding, an infrastructure company, has signed an agreement with Egypt’s National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) which allows it to provide shared network infrastructure for the country’s three cellcos, Vodafone Egypt, MobiNil and Etisalat Misr. The CEO of Mobiserve, Sameh Atalla, says that infrastructure sharing could save the three cellcos up to 50% of capital expenditure, as well as help to accelerate the advent of 4G in Egypt.

- Zambia’s largest mobile services provider, Airtel Zambia, has announced that it has donated Android mobile phones to the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) through the office of the vice president, with the phones to be used for communication during disasters in rainy season. The phones came with talk time, internet bundles and access to the internet courtesy of Airtel Zambia. They also come equipped with a camera and Google earth application to assist in disaster situations. The mobile phones will provide a versatile communication tool because of its unique features such as Google applications and internet, among others.