* Suburban West Africa and Tata Communications - Nigeria
Suburban West Africa has entered into partnership with Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS) India, for process transformation, next generation operational systems support (NG OSS) and network support services.
* Mobitel and Alvarion - Nigeria
Alvarion, a leading provider of WiMAX and wireless broadband solutions, has been chosen by Mobitel to provide 802.16e WiMAX services worth over $7 million for its under-served areas throughout the country. With the new partnership which allows the use of Alvarion's BreezeMAX solution in the 2.0 GHz, 2.2 GHz and 2.3 GHz frequency bands, Mobitel will begin to offer voice and high-bandwidth data services to thousands of residences and businesses nationwide. Mobitel says it will begin with the key cities of Lagos, Port-Harcourt, Warri and Abuja as start points. The initial rollout of the WiMAX network is planned for Q3 2009, with 20,000 subscribers expected on the network during initial launch.
If our correspondent is "off the mark" or you have factual amendments, mail them to us and we will include them in subsequent News Updates. If you'd like to contribute, write and let us know.
If you need information about a particular place or issue, just send your questions in. We are always happy to follow up on readers concerns.
News Update is a free e-letter produced by Balancing Act that covers African internet content and infrastructure developments, It goes out to government, the private sector, education and NGOs. To subscribe, send a message saying "I want to subscribe" to firstname.lastname@example.org