Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Nigerian mobile operator, Starcomms  has introduced a 'Pay As You Surf' Service. This service will cost a nominal N1,000 ($8)  one-off activation fee payment. With options of N7.40  ($0.06) per minute during peak time and N5.00 ($0.04) per minute during off-peak, the customer surfs at his/her convenience and pays for the exact usage. There is no monthly subscription to this service.

- Meditel, Morocco’s second mobile operator has launched its Blackberry service targeted at business customers. Two types of Blackberry are available, the Blackberry Pearl and Blackberry 8700.

- Celtel Nigeria has taken a bold step aimed at eliminating tariff discrimination in Nigeria by launching a new tariff plan called Flat Unity Tariffs plan that eliminates price discrimination across networks by providing the same rates across all networks in the country.