Telecoms – In Brief


- Mobile phone users in the African nation of Comoros have overwhelmingly rejected the government’s decision to introduce a new tax – thought to be around 5% – on top-ups, denting the administration’s plan to use the money raised to shore up its ailing national electricity supplier.

- Uganda's marketing companies have been banned from using SMS to advertise their services until the regulator is able to tighten up the rules for such services.