Telecoms News - In Brief

Telecoms

- Celtel Zambia has recorded more than 50,000 new subscribers from August 1, after reducing the price of sim packs to K15,000. Commercial Director Norman Moyo said in an interview that Celtel had for the past one month recorded a significant increase in the number of subscribers following the reduction of sim pack prices throughout the country. "We want to make sure that the mobile services are very much affordable and accessible by our customers through out the country," Mr Moyo said.

- Over 160 Telecom Namibia employees are set to part ways with the telecommunications utility at the end of the month as the parastatal's retrenchment exercise gathers momentum. The process started in May and 163 workers have opted for voluntary retrenchment. It is understood that 221 workers applied for voluntary retrenchment, but 58 applications were turned down. The exercise has reduced Telecom's staff complement from 1,406 to 1,243.