Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Namibia’s cellphone company MTC launched its new logo. The re-branding exercise will cost the company a staggering N$10 million.

- Kenya’s Safaricom subscribers will enjoy free night calls from 9pm to 6am everyday until June 26.

- Celtel Uganda has re-launched the mobile top-up service with a new name, 'Tembeya,' which facilitates electronic buying of airtime from vendors.

- Visafone, the wholly Nigerian-owned mobile phone company has launched its services in Benin City, the Edo State capital. Visafone, covers now 14 states, as well as more than 100 cities and towns nationwide. The company also said that plans are at an advanced stage for its official rollout in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

- The uptake of lines on TelOne's CDMA network is about to breach the 18,000 mark as more subscribers opt for the service to circumvent the challenges being faced by the various networks in Zimbabwe.

- Mauritius Telecom has reduced its rates on a large range of voice services including fixed to fixed calls down to US$0.03 from US$0.10 per minute, fixed to mobile down to US$0.06 from US$0.14 per minute. The reduction also covers international destinations like India, Bangladesh or China at US$0.18. Rates to European destinations have only been cut by 5%.