TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- In Ghana, MTN has said that it will install 100 additional BTS per month to sustain growth in subscriber base which has increased from 2.7 million in 2006 to 3 million currently.

- Zimbabwe’s phone operator NetOne will set up 52 Motorola base stations in Harare in a bid to ease network congestion in the capital. Some of the base stations are being re-deployed to Harare from the country's western region following the installation of new state-of-the-art base stations from a Chinese company Huaiwai, under a US$10 million credit financing supplier arrangement.

- Warid Telecom, Uganda's fifth telecommunication service provider, has transmitted its first call at its head office in Kampala, paving way for the launch of their services in the near future.

- Mozambique's main mobile phone operator M-Cel, a wholly owned subsidiary of incumbent TDM, has announced that it is increasing its prices by 12.4 per cent as from 1 October.