Telecoms News - In Brief

Telecoms

- Sudatel (now partly owned by Etisalat) will shortly have built a fibre cable to a point not far short of Juba and with peace now becoming a reality discussions are taking place about extending it to Kampala.

- Thuraya is doing brisk business in Chad with NGOs involved in the relief effort in Darfur.

- Ghana’s regulator the NCA will publish its long-awaited ICT policy next week. It will be interesting to see the speed with which policy translates into action. Sources suggest the NCA will propose that all companies (including ISPs) will pay a Universal Access levy and as a quid-pro-quo VoIP services will be opened to a wider range of operators.