Telecoms News - In Brief

Telecoms

- Camtel, the national incumbent in Cameroon is struggling with mounting dissatisfactions among it temporary labour force. Several months ago, the company signed an agreement to resolve some of the temporary workers issues but so far it appears that the company has failed to implement any of the measures.

- In a rare move, Namibia Post and Telecom Holdings Limited (NPTH) - the parent company of Telecom Namibia, MTC and Nampost - has advertised positions on its board of directors in local newspapers. NPTH Acting Company Secretary Stanley Shanapinda said this was an initiative taken by the Ministry of Works, Transport and Communication to bring more transparency to the whole system.

- The Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation on Thursday launched a new phone directory prepared both on electronic and printed format in a bid to "be of much service to clients and meet international standards." The Corporation has spent a total of 3.9 million birr preparing of the directory.

- Sasktel International of Canada which has been awarded a three-year contract by the government of Tanzania to assume management control of national PTO the Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited (TTCL) will take over from 1 July 2007 and will be responsible for all the Tanzanian firm’s operations, maintenance and expansion in order to improve its financial, commercial and technical performance.

- The World Bank (WB) is to release US$58 million to help Burundi to develop its rural infrastructure and the telecommunications sector, according to an agreement signed in Bujumbura by the country's Finance Minister Denise Sinankwa and the representative of the Bank, Alassan Sow