TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

Telecoms

- Globacom has announced plans to introduce to the market Triple Play, a service that offers high speed Internet, television and telephony over a single broadband connection. In the initial launch phase, fixed line services would be available in 13 major cities in Nigeria with a capacity of 300,000 lines.

- POSTA Uganda and Celtel have entered a partnership that will let the telecom company sell the whole range of its products and services at all of Posta's outlets countrywide.

- Mobile operators in Zimbabwe rejected an overture by the portfolio committee on Transport and Communications to engage in national roaming, saying such a move would have been specified by the regulatory body when it issued operating licences.

-  123 rural kebeles in Keffa Zone of SNNP State in Ethiopia have become beneficiaries of wireless telephone services. Efforts are also being exerted to enable seven towns of the zone to become beneficiaries of automatic telephone services this fiscal year.