Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Mobile subscribers across Africa will now enjoy cheap, fast and easy access mobile video content thanks to Tuluntulu app, a mobile platform designed to deliver more than 10-TV type channels with a wide range of content. Tuluntulu’s technology is developed with the hope of beating Africa’s under-developed telecommunications infrastructure by overcoming the high mobile bandwidth costs. The developers of the app hope this will allow customers to enjoy minimized data costs when accessing content on their phones.

- Mobile subscribers in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and South Sudan are set to enjoy cross-border calls at the same rates under the planned ‘One-Network-Area’ scheme. According to a report by The East African, regulators from the four countries have announced plans to adopt a regional telecoms framework, which will take effect from 1 January 2015. The scheme will only apply to calls originating and terminating within the region; once the system is implemented, subscribers will not be charged for roaming within the member states and instead be billed as local users.