TELECOM RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE
- At the request of the Senegalese regulator, Sonatel has suspended the price reductions previously announced for: high-end mobile users, professional mobile contracts, mobile telecentres and three unlimited use numbers.
- Ghana Telecom is to expand its services to cover Bongo, Sandema and Bawku West Districts in the Upper East Region. By December this year, the three Districts would be hooked to a Broad Band Access Network (BBAN) with 256 lines each. The current Alcatel Switch 3000 telephone lines in Bolgatanga would be expanded to 11,000 lines, Bawku from 512 lines to 5000 and Navrongo from 768 lines to 3000.
- The mobile arm of Globacom, Glo mobile, says it has increased it coverage to 63 towns and 10 major highways across Nigeria as it became the first network in Nigeria to cover Offa, a commercial town in Kwara State and the Ilorin-Offa Road. According to Glo mobile, Offa, the commercial town on the border of Osun and Kwara States, joined the GloMobile coverage area earlier last week. The network also said in addition, that it has also covered 12 towns and communities on the Lagos-Abeokuta highway
- MTN in Cameroon has put in place a new per-second billing system for pre-paid users. Its card (PSB card) is free of charge but the downward migration will be charged at FCFA 1000.
- Phone services on Nigeria's new MTS First Wireless network is now available in more areas of Lagos, including Apapa, Festac, Alaba, Surulere and adjoining areas.
- Solidifying its carriers’ carrier presence on the African continent, T-Systems’ carriers’ carrier division, International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS) announces the opening Local Business Unit (LBU) in Midrand, South Africa. The LBU extends ICSS’ reach into Southern Africa and will improve services to existing and potential customers in that region, in addition to the reach of services offered to existing clients worldwide.