Telecoms News - In Brief


- The number of mobile telephone subscribers in Kenya almost doubled, to hit the one million mark last year. KenCell and Safaricom saw their subscriber roll jump from 630,000 at the beginning of the year to one million.

- Employees of Uganda Telecom that would be retrenched under the restructuring process have said they are not against the plan but want fair terms.

- Mobile operator, Econet Wireless, has opened a new one-stop customer service centre in Bulawayo that was refurbished at a cost of more than $40 million. Bulawayo is Econet’s second largest subscriber base in Zimbabwe.