TELECOMS, RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

Telecoms, Rates, Offers and Coverage

- Ghana Telecom (GT) has launched a new service product named eazyfone prepaid telephony at Tarkwa yesterday. The service is in two parts, the one which is targeted at the single residential line market and "eazyfone maxi prepaid" which is packaged for communication or business centres. The service is an alternative to post-paid service and carries a lot of benefits including giving direct access for reloading one's account and also for checking one's balance.

- South Africa's Vodacom mobile network has said that it connected its 20 millionth subscriber on Wednesday morning. Vodacom currently has a 57 percent market share

- MTN Rwanda has introduced data relay services as part of its product line. Subscribers will be able to exchange data among themselves using Internet connectivity on their mobile phones, on payment of a monthly standard fee.

- After one year of operations, Africell, Sierra Leone mobile phone company has announced that soon Kabala, Tongo Fields, Daru, Pendembu, Masiaka and Tombo would start talking on Africell which will cover phase two of the company's expansion plans.