Telecoms, Rates, Offers & Coverage

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Mahindra Comviva's mobile data platform (MDP)has gone live with MTN in Congo Brazaville that will enable the operator offer an unrivaled number of personalized data plans to its subscribers in Congo B. MDP a holistic broadband platform will also help the operator manage, optimize and monetize its data infrastructure. Customers of MTN will see enriched user experience through intelligent bandwidth management techniques including as dynamic bandwidth throttling. Users can also receive real time guidance for notifications and credit/usage limits, charges to subscribers on home and roaming networks for bill shock management over all communication channels such as SMS, USSD, Web application. "As a market leader in Congo B, MTN required a solution that addresses the new data challenges and monetize its data infrastructure across its network.

- Voice SMS technology firm Kirusa plans to roll out its services in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Zambian markets, vice president for product management Surinder Anand told ITWeb Africa.  Kirusa provides technology for feature phone users to send short voice messages. Users then avoid the costs associated with making phone calls, said Anand. Anand said that in many emerging markets, voicemail has not been popular as users do not always want to leave a message. Also, with voicemail, the calls get charged, regardless of whether or not a message is recorded.