Telecoms News - In Brief


- Nigerian Mobile Telecommunications (M-tel) has approved the general rehabilitation of its TACs/Analogue system. The approval is expected to enhance the services of M-tel’s analogue mobile cellular nationwide and the rehabilitation is expected to keep the system alive for the next three years.

- All Kobil service stations and K-mats convenience shops in Uganda will now market and sell Celtel products. These will include SIM-packs and airtime cards. Celtel has just over 83,000 customers country wide. Celtel customers in the areas around Lake Victoria now can use their phones on the road from Mwanza to Sirari in Mara Region. This follows the successful commissioning of new sites in Nyanguge, Kisessa, NASA and Ramadi.

- Kenyan internet industry association TESPOK is to widen its membership to include other industry sectors like mobile phone companies. However it will retain separate sections to represent specific industry interests.

- Econet Wireless Nigeria Limited has announced significant gains in its network capacity and may recommence sales of its famous pre-paid product, Buddie, in the coming week.