Telecoms News - In Brief


- Nigeria’s M-Tel has said it will adopt per second billing system for its GSM charges by October 15, 2003.

- Uganda’s Celtel has reached a deal with 14 companies to offer discounts on goods and services to its patrons. In the deal, long standing Celtel customers can buy at a discount services and goods from firms, which have a partnership with Celtel.

- Tunisie Télécom reached 1.2 million mobile subscribers by last week.

- The launch of NigeriaSat-1, one of five satellites that will make up the Disaster Monitoring Constellation has been delayed. Russian Itar-Tass news agency said launching the Kosmos-3M booster rocket, carrying six satellites in total, was stopped after concerns about the rocket’s fuel system or the launch equipment.