Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage (briefs)

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Mobile services provider, Zain Kenya announced the launch of an airtime notification service to pre-paid subscribers. This will enable them to receive notification of airtime balance after making calls or sending SMS.

- In Zimbabwe, the People's Own Savings Bank is set to follow industry trends by introducing Internet and mobile banking in the second half of this year.

- MTN Uganda will soon launch a money transfer service. The service is timed to roll out in time for the Christmas/New Year festive season. The service will work along the same lines as the Safaricom M-Pesa in Kenya.

- After just over one year of operations Etisalat Misr has announced that its network now covers 93% of Egypt, Daily News Egypt is reporting; the cellco has also revealed that it now has 2,780 base stations using a combination of 2G and 3G technologies.