TELECOMS

Telecom News - In Brief

- Egypt's Mobinil has selected HP TippingPoint solutions to protect its network from external software attacks and viruses.

- The Federal Government may have concluded plans to break up the moribund NITEL and sell it in smaller components, Daily Trust learnt yesterday. The presidency early this week ordered the management of the former telecoms monopoly and its mobile arm, M-Tel, to furnish it with a detailed report of its liabilities.

- None of the four mobile phone service operators in the country has managed to meet Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) standards on network quality, the latest assessment report shows. Despite failing in the overall score, all the operators except Airtel Kenya have improved their network quality according to the report by the regulator. The Cellular Mobile Quality of Service Performance Assessment Report for 2010-2011 by CCK shows that Airtel which emerged the best in quality last year by meeting seven out of the eight parameters set, managed to surpass targets in only six areas this time round.

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