In brief

8 November 2019

Telecoms

The mobile phone operator, MTN Nigeria, has increased the pressure one notch in the telecommunications market. The company, still the leader in terms of subscribers and revenues, launched 4G + in the states of Lagos, Abuja and Port-Harcourt. This increase in the capacity of its telecom network was achieved by combining the 800 MHz frequency acquired during the acquisition of Visafone Communications and that of 2600 MHz. With 4G +, MTN Nigeria will be able to offer consumers a data rate greater than 200 Mbps.

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) has approved an upward 95,39 percent voice, data and SMS tariff adjustment for both mobile and fixed network operators as previous tariffs were ravaged by inflationary pressures. According to Potraz, in a circular to operators, previous tariffs that were set in August 2019 have been rendered "unsustainable" as the operating environment has further deteriorated due to inflationary pressures. Read more here