Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Tanzania’s Daily News reports that mobile operator Airtel Tanzania has expanded its GSM network coverage with the launch of a new communication tower in the village of Sigunga, in Uvinza district (Kigoma region). The move forms part of the cellco’s plans to improve coverage in the upcountry areas of western Tanzania – particularly serving rural districts.

Mobile network operator Cellcom Liberia is ramping up efforts to comply with rules governing SIM card registration, saying it aims to ensure all its one million-plus users are registered. Intensifying its SIM registration efforts, the carrier says that new measures have been implemented in line with regulations set down by the government and the Liberian Telecommunications Authority (LTA), which are designed to help reduce crime and prevent hoax calls. Further, Cellcom says it is backing a new security initiative put in place by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s government as part of an ongoing national state of emergency in relation to the Ebola outbreak in the country.