Vodafone and Huawei - Ghana
Ghanaian fixed and mobile operator Vodafone Ghana has awarded China’s Huawei a five-year managed services agreement under which it will take over responsibilities for the operations and maintenance of the Vodafone mobile, microwave, SDH and fixed switching networks. It is hoped the long term partnership will provide the telco with a sustainable operating model, reducing its operating expenses and enabling it to focus further on providing more attractive new services to its customers. The network operations agreement signed by the pair also guarantees performance and service quality of the Vodafone network, which is used by multiple vendors across the country, the vendor said.
Synchronica and handset manufacturer - Africa
Synchronica, the international provider of next-generation mobile messaging services, has secured an initial contract worth more than USD 500,000 with a device manufacturer targeting the African mass market. The device manufacturer will bundle the white-labelled Synchronica Mobile Gateway with a number of MediaTek-based handsets, enabling consumers in Africa to experience a BlackBerry-like service on a range of low-cost devices.