Telecoms News - In Brief

Telecoms

- Maroc Telecom and  Belgacom have signed an agreement to launch Mobisud in Belgium. The virtual mobile operator will offer communication services targeted at the North African community in Belgium. Maroc Telecom launched the concept of Mobisud in France where the service has implemented last year.

- Camtel, the incumbent operator in Cameroon has been rescued by the Commercial Bank of Credit (CBC). In exchange for a loan of a value of  8 billion CFA francs, Camtel has issued to the bank,  company’ bonds for a value of 25 billion CFA francs.

This will enable the company  to pay its debts that it owes to the tax office, mobile operators (MTN and Orange) and equipment manufacturers (Siemens).

- TeleTech, a US call centre outsourcing company, is preparing to set up operations in South Africa. TeleTech most definitely has plans to become a significant employer and create between 5,000 and 10,000 jobs eventually.