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CELTEL SET TO ROLL OUT GPRS IN TANZANIA

Swedish telecommunications company Telefon AB L.M Ericsson on Wednesday said it has signed an agreement with Celtel International BV to further enhance coverage and capacity in Tanzania. The value of the deal wasn't disclosed. The company said the contract includes General Package Radio Service, or GPRS, and is part of the Celtel's program to roll out the most advanced Global System for Mobile Communications, or GSM, technology. Under the agreement, Celtel, with operations in 13 countries, will install Ericsson's Mobile Soft-Switch solution, capable of carrying large and growing volumes of voice and data traffic in a cost optimized network architecture, Ericsson said.

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