Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Ghanaian GSM network operator ONEtouch has launched a new value added service, OneChat, which allows customers to send and receive SMS messages anonymously in chat rooms. SMS messages are charged to the receiving party and are priced at GHC500 (USD0.06) each.

- Vodacom has launched thirteen base stations in the Ndwedwe community,

a rural area north of Durban, thereby aiming to bring mobile communication to over 167,404 people. Vodacom is the first cellular operator to launch base stations in this area, which is 1153 sq km in extent and community members are expected to reap the benefits, including the opportunity to sell airtime

- Celtel Gabon has launched  “Savoir Tout” a real time information service that will provide to its mobile subscribers national and international news. Each click through to the service will be billed at 50 CFA francs.