Planetsky and Real Image - Swaziland

Real Image Ltd, a pioneer in the provision of Internet Services and customized communications solutions in Swaziland, has signed a contract with leading provider of satellite communications Planetsky Ltd, in order to make the next generation of broadband services available to Sub-Saharan Africa. Under the contract, Planetsky will provide Real Image with a complete turn-key, self managed, platform for the provision of one-way satellite broadband DVB-IP service to Real Image’s customers.

Angola Telecom and ECtel - Angola

Angola’s principal telecommunications service provider Angola Telecom has selected Israel-based ECtel Limited, a provider of integrated revenue management (IRM) solutions to provide it with a fraud management solution to protect revenue through real-time detection and prevention of fraud losses. In a press release, ECtel said it will work in partnership with the financial firm LR Group, which has a special focus on Africa, to realise the project.

MTN and Arieso – South Africa

In preparation for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Arieso, the leader in network optimisation and customer centric network management solutions, has been working with MTN South Africa to implement a major expansion project for its network using its world leading geo-location solution, ariesoGEO.

LPTIC, ZTE and Huawei - Libya

According to a report by Panapress, citing official sources, Libya Post and Telecommunication Information Technology (LPTIC) has signed four contracts to expand and upgrade the networks of its telecoms subsidiaries, General Posts and Telecommunications Company (GPTC), Libya Telecom & Technology (LTT) and Al Madar Telcomms Company. The first contract agreed with Chinese vendors Huawei Technologies and ZTE pertains to the expansion of GPTC’s fixed-wireless CDMA networks; hiring the companies to boost the capacity of the network to 800,000 lines.

The second contract, signed between LTT and the Libyan General People's committee for education and scientific research, is for a project connecting Libyan schools to the internet via VPN. The third contract, between Huawei and LTT, will see the supplier build out a new mobile network with a capacity of 100,000, while the fourth contract is understood to relate to an upgrade for Al Madar’s mobile network, although specific details were not released.

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