TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Angola mobile company Unitel has expanded coverage to Ukuma and Kuito Kuanavale districts in Huambo and Kuando Kubango provinces, respectively.

- In Uganda, new wireless licensee Warid Telecom has announced that it will have coverage of 70% of the population by the time it launches at the end of this year. According to general manager Zul Javaid the company will invest in excess of USD200 million in the first phase of its network expansion

- Starcomms, Nigeria's largest CDMA 3G Mobile network has introduced four new tariffs plans. The four packages will operate on either per minute or per second billing depending on the subscribers' preferences.

- Ghanaian mobile operator GT-OneTouch, the mobile arm of national incumbent Ghana Telecom, has launched an international roaming service to pre-paid users. The cellco’s ‘Onetouch Prepaid Roaming’ service allows customers to keep in touch with friends and family while overseas.