* Sotelgui and Cerillion - Guinea
Guinean telecoms operator, Sotelgui is set to implement Interconnect Manager from convergent billing specialist, Cerillion Technologies to support billing, settlement and least cost routing for all of its interconnect agreements. The new contract represents an expansion of the relationship between the two companies. Sotelgui has been a customer of Cerillion’s CRM and Billing solution for five years.
* Safaricom and Huawei - Kenya
Chinese equipment manufacturer Huawei Technologies has signed a deal with Kenya’s largest cellular operator Safaricom for the provision of 3G infrastructure. The financial terms of the deal were not revealed, though Safaricom did say that it had invested a total of USD30 million in its 3G licence fees and network equipment to date. ‘3G is the future. We need state-of-the-art products with the highest speeds,’ said Safaricom CEO Michael Joseph in a statement. Safaricom launched its first 3G and 3.5G services in selected areas of Nairobi and Mombasa earlier this year.
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