Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Management of Transnational Corporations(Transcorp), owners NITEL, may have brought back to life its Mobile Telecommunications (MTel) arm, following the completion of the first phase of its re-engineering processes with the restoration of about 60 base stations.

- Glo Mobile, the wireless arm of Nigeria’s second national operator Globacom, has launched voice-SMS over its network. The service allows subscribers to record and send a thirty second voice message as an alternative to a text message. It is the first service of its kind in the country and costs NGN15 (USD0.12) per message sent. Retrieval is free.

- Telecommunication services have been reopened in the North and West of the centre of Côte d’Ivoire occupied by the armed rebels. Côte d’Ivoire Telecom and Orange Mobile have reopened infrastructure and outlets.