Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- In Namibia, Cell One has announced that its network is now covering the areas of Karasburg, Khorixas and Omaruru. Continuous coverage is also provided on the road between Okahandja and Otjiwarongo, as a new site was established at Klein-Omatako in the Otjozondjupa Region. The company's coverage is now available in all the 13 regions of Namibia which translates into 70% of Namibia by the end of 2007.

- Celtel Kenya has launched a new tariff. Under the new tariff, there are two structures where one can call for only Sh4 per a minute on three selected numbers and Sh7 per minute on other numbers all day to Celtel network. The three preferred numbers are not restricted and subscribers can replace them at will. The new tariff accounts for a 30 per cent reduction.

- Madagascan mobile operator, Telma,, has announced the launch of the BlackBerry wireless solution in the island. Telma joins the long list of African mobile operators that have added BlackBerry smart phones services to their offering in the last twelve months.

- Morocco’s largest fixed line and mobile operator Maroc Telecom has launched a commercial 3G/3.5G W-CDMA/HSDPA mobile network covering the country’s major cities. At launch, services are available in Rabat, Casablanca, Mohammedia, Agadir, Fes, Marrakech, Kenitra, Tetouan, Tanger, Essaouira, Meknes, Temara, Skhirat, Mohammedia, El jadida, Nador and Oujda.