Telecoms News - In Brief

Telecoms

- The Uganda Communications Commission's (UCC) has announced that over 1,529 payphones will be provided in 154 rural under-served sub-counties before the end of the year.

- In Guinea, the fixed line operator, Sotelgui, has introduced pre-paid cards in a shift to move its fixed line customers from a post-paid toa pre-paid billing model. The company hopes to reduce fraud and costs associated to recover unpaid bills.

- After Huawei and ZTE, LG has entered in partnership with Telkom Kenya to supply CDMA handsets. The Telkom partnership was the second in the region after Sudan. In the latter country, LG has supplied 640,000 CDMA handsets to Sudatel.