TELECOM RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

Telecoms

- Zimbabwean incumbent Tel-One, will be staggering its tariff increases going into the future, top company officials have said, after widespread anger from consumers at a recent 400% increase. Telephone users will have to brace themselves for a quarterly upward review in tariffs, Tel-One Managing Director Winston Makamure said, at least until the point when the charges match other regional tariffs.

According to Makamure it presently costs between ZD139 and ZD392 per minute to make a telephone call on land line to land line within the region, while Tel-One is charging ZD195, up from ZD40 before increases in July this year. This makes TelOne tariffs cheap.

- Celtel Uganda has upgraded its network in Kakira, as part of its on-going network roll-out plan in the east to improve its coverage. “The company has made a huge investment in the new state of the art technology from Ericsson which is being rolled-out.This will bring the finest network to our customers in Uganda,” Lars Andersen, the company’s managing director, said in a statement last week.