Telecoms – In Brief

Telecoms

- Nigerian operator Globacom has broadened its roaming services with the addition of 100 network partners across the world in the last year. Postpaid subscribers can now obtain seamless roaming in almost every part of the world, as Glo has interconnectivity arrangements with over 430 partners in 176 countries. Glo claims to have the largest international postpaid roaming footprint of any Nigerian operator.

- Cameroon's Orange is calling for its GSM license to be amended to permit the use of 3G technologies.

- Vietnam’s military-backed telecoms firm Viettel Group has identified the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as the next country in which it hopes to secure a telecoms licence. In an announcement to shareholders published on its website, Viettel has confirmed that it seeks permission to invest in a number of handful of previously disclosed African markets, alongside the hitherto unidentified DRC. As such, Viettel has created a holding company named ‘Viettel Congo DR’ to manage its investments within the country.