Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- The Mozambique firm Mcel launched last week a new service called emm – escritório movel mCel (mobile office mCel). emm is designed for commercial firms and business people. It offers the possibility to link up to personal emails, business contacts and also to update the computer outlook organiser wherever a person is and at any time of the day.

- MTN Uganda has expanded its mobile coverage to the towns of Logiri, 40km from Arua in West Nile, Rackocko, 58km from Lira district in the north and Kasambya in Mubende, Kiwoko in Luweero, Kanoni, 28km from Mitala Maria along Masaka Road, all in the south and south west. In the meantime Uganda Telecom has announced plans to invest US$50 to expand its coverage throughout the country.

- The Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation (ETC) is about to issue ANYPOL-Africaphonebooks, the first Official Telephone Directory of Ethiopia, in January 2007, in a bid to generate more income and create ample opportunity for the business community and also benefit its customers