Telecoms - In Brief


- Gambian 3G mobile network operator QCell has released details of its latest network expansion projects, with a new cell site deployed at Kunkujang village, providing wider coverage to Wellingara, Sinchu Alagie, Kunkujang Golf and surrounding towns, according to a report on AllAfrica. Furthermore, the GSM/W-CDMA service operator said that other new base stations are being switched on this week in Farato and Sifoe villages.

- The Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) has reportedly issued three local firms with mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) licences. According to Standard Media, the concession holders are: Equity Bank, through its subsidiary Finserve Africa, Zioncell Kenya and Mobile Pay. The virtual operators will all piggyback on Airtel Kenyas network, while each firm will be obliged to pay a licence fee of KES100,000 (USD1,134).