Telecoms News - In Brief


- The Egyptian National Postal Organization announced that it will offer the service of telephone bill settlements through its offices as of the upcoming July bill.

- Telecom Egypt chairman, Eng. Okeil Beshir, has announced ongoing studies to establish a wireless network to expand fixed line services to Egypt.s remote areas, further adding that the company is looking into the best alternatives to proceed with associated plans, possibly through an international partner.

- The Tanzania Telecommunication Company Ltd. plans to increase the number of its payphone kiosks in Handeni, Tanga, from the current five to about a hundred in the near future.

- Captaris, Inc., a provider of business information delivery solutions, and Sony Ericsson last week announced their collaboration to develop the Mobile Business Solutions market in the United Arab Emirates and South Africa.