Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Rwanda’s mobile operator MTN has cut its local and international tariffs by 35% and 60% respectively. Local mobile calls using MTN Per second Billing and PayGo packages have been reduced from Rwf3.30 ($0.006) to Rwf2.17 ($0.004) per second and Rwf147($0.3) to Rwf100($0.18) per unit during peak hours.

- The Managing Director of Celtel Nigeria, Bayo Ligali has disclosed plans by the company to invest one billion US dollars on its network to improve its quality of service. He also disclosed that Celtel which has built 3100 base stations in 2007 is planning to build 1000 more base stations in 2008.

- Nigerian cellco Glo Mobile, the wireless arm of second national operator Globacom, has successfully launched commercial 3G services in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt. The infrastructure, supplied by French-US vendor Alcatel-Lucent, features UMTS/HSPA radio access and core networking equipment, and IMS-ready next-generation architecture, and is the first operational 3G network in the country.