Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Eritel, Eritrea mobile operator has announced the expansion of its coverage to the town of Nacfa Nacfa which lies 127 km North-east of Keren.. The company indicated that the newly introduced mobile phone service would play a significant role in facilitating information flow, in addition to easing the problem of telephone service the residents have been encountering.

- Voice solutions provider, VoxTelecom, part of ALtX-listed DataPro Group, says that it has completed Signalling System 7 (SS7) interconnection with Vodacom SA. VoxTelecom claims that it can now offer voice services across several different technical platforms.

- South Africa mobile operator CellC announced that it will reduce its weekend call rates by over 50% for CellC to CellC calls.

- EconetWireless Holdings Limited in Zimbabwe has started preparations for the installation of a 3G network and the expansion of its subscriber base by around 80 percent to 800,000 before end of next year. The 3G system will be operational by February 2007.