Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

South Africa's Afrihost is reducing the cost of excess web traffic and disk space charges on cloud hosting packages. Additional web traffic usage will now cost ZAR 3.50 per GB, down by 50 percent from the previous rate, while excess disk space will be cut by 64 percent from ZAR 2.50 per GB to 90 cents per GB. As an additional benefit to existing cloud hosting clients, current Gold and Platinum Cloud clients will be upgraded to Enterprise Cloud Bronze and Gold respectively to enjoy more resources and better performance, while still saving ZAR 100 per month. Afrihost will also be dropping its management fee for both regular and enterprise cloud hosting from ZAR 1,000 per month to ZAR 500 per month.

Nigerian operator Globacom has launched Infinitiser, a post-paid product that enables subscribers to use the full range of Glo services with the convenience of a single monthly bill, rather than recharging different voice and data accounts. Also, subscribers can make free calls to 26 million subscribers on the Glo network once the beneficiaries pay the monthly subscription fee of NGN 5,000. It is aimed at existing and new pre-paid and post-paid customers and also offers 1 GB of free monthly data. Calls to other networks will be charged at NGN 0.25 per second, on-net SMS at NGN 4 per message and international calls at NGN 9 per minute to seven destinations, namely the US, UK landlines, Canada, India, China, Singapore and Hong Kong.