mCel, Movitel sign universal service contracts

26 Jun 2013

The Instituto Nacional de Comunicacoes de Mocambique (INCM) has reportedly awarded mobile operators mCel and Movitel a series of contracts for the provision of universal service in 50 underserved areas. The scheme, which was first announced in October 2012, will see wireless coverage extended to around 873,000 citizens.

The regions covered are broken down as follows:

• Zona Sul (south): Nhongonhane, Chicutso, Catuane, Calanga and Ilha Josina Machel (all Maputo); Saute, Zinhane, Nalazi, Godide and Hatihati (all Gaza); Malamba, Quewene, Zandamela, Jofane and Cupe (all Inhambane);

• Zona Centro (central): Macorrococho, Grudza, Phango, Maciambozi and Migugune (all Sofala); Rotanda-sede, Macate-sede, Mavonde-sede, Choa-sede and Demaufe-sede (all Manica); Malowera, Charre, Chioco, Chintolo and Muze (all Tete); Micaune-sede, Matilde, Mutala, Gorro and Muemue (all Zambezia);

• Zona Norte (north): Naminane, Mirrupi, Nataleia, Mahetha and Riane (all Nampula); Mualeia, Nacuale, Massingir, Torroro and Namara (all Cabo-Delgado); Cheia-Muipite, Cobue-sede, Namecuna, Muapula and Lione-sede (Niassa).