TELECOM RATES, OFFERS AND COVERAGE

Telecoms

- Safaricom last week unveiled a multi million network management centre as part of its expansion and improvement strategy for 2004. The new facility uses the latest technology to detect disruptions in network services, including SMS and call termination failures. Valued at over Sh205 million and located within the firm’s headquarters in Nairobi, the centre is expected to further improve the mobile phone provider’s network service quality and efficiency.Speaking during the inauguration ceremony, Safaricom chief executive officer Michael Joseph described the new centre as the heart of the firm’s operations.

- Celtel Uganda has launched a special New Year’s package, including free Celtel-to-Celtel calls between 9:00pm and 8:00am, until February 29. However this only applies to those who join the network between January 15 and January 31. In addition, the firm has also reduced the price for the simpack from sh12,000 to sh7,000.