Telecoms News - In Brief


- South Africa: Cell C and Electronic Tracking Systems Limited (ETS) partnered together to use Cell C GSM network in tracking and recovering stolen goods which have been hidden either indoors, outdoors or underground.

- Orascom Telecom Holding S.A.E. has announced its subscriber base exceeded the 30 million benchmark on December 31, 2005. Orascom Telecom OTH recorded over 30 million total subscribers on its networks operating in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. This is a 107% increase over the same period last year. This growth is fuelled by the company’s aggressive strategy to capture the lion’s share of subscriber growth and to capitalize on its leadership position. Naguib Sawiris, Chairman & CEO of OTH, stated “Exceeding the 30 million subscriber base is a major milestone for Orascom Telecom in an ever more competitive world. We have more than doubled our subscriber base in a year’s time. We are committed to focus on our core assets and maintain our leadership position in all of our markets. Our target is to reach 50 million subscribers by year end.”