Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- South Africa’s SNO Neotel unveils the price of its NeoConnect Prime consumer offering. NeoConnect Prime provides consumers with a CDMA voice & Internet device, a 2.4 Mbps Internet connection with 10 GB of monthly bandwidth, 1 000 free on-net voice minutes and 50 free on-net SMSs for R 599.00 per month.

- Africa's largest mobile phone operator MTN reported overall subscribers rose 11% from the last quarter of 2007 to 68.2 million in the first quarter of 2008. MTN said its subscriber base increased by 3% to 15.2 million and Nigerian subscriptions were up 8% to 17.8 million. In Sudan, subscribers grew 13%.

- Uganda’s MTN customers roaming in South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland and Zambia can now talk more at less cost following the introduction of MTN Preferred Roaming, a product of the telecommunications company's partnership with sister operations in these countries.