Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage
- The 150,000 fishermen that work on Lake Victoria will soon be able to use mobile phones to call for help if they get into trouble. Pan-Africa mobile operator Celtel and Ericsson have committed to extend the mobile networks across the Lake Victoria region by building an additional 21 radio sites to provide mobile coverage 20 kilometers into the lake. This will ensure mobile coverage over 90% of the fishing zones, where at least 5,000 people die each year from accidents and piracy.
- MultiLinks Nigeria which was acquired last year by Telkom South Africa has announced that it has to broaden its network footprint. By this week, Kaduna has been added and shortly, Kano, Katsina and Zaria would also be added.