TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Telecel Zimbabwe has signed additional roaming agreements with unnamed international operators as the mobile operator seeks to increase its share of the market as the country steps up preparations for the 2010 World Cup to be hosted by South Africa.

- Etisalat Egypt plans to invest $1.41bn building infrastructure over the next three years in a bid to sign up 10m subscribers by 2010. The telco will also hold a public share float in 2009.

- Econet Wireless Zimbabwe says it will launch 3G mobile network trials for a selected group of around 2,000 users, in order to fine-tune the service before it is offered on a wider commercial basis.