* Safaricom and Alvarion - Kenya

WiMAX vendor, Alvarion says that it has selected by Kenya's Safaricom for a three-year turnkey WiMAX project. The Safaricom WiMAX project will augment the Kenyan undersea fiber optic cable that now connects East Africa to international communications networks. Our new WiMAX broadband network will enable us to offer high quality broadband services to our customers throughout the country, connecting all of Kenya, and creating new opportunities for business growth for multiple segments," said Michael Joseph, CEO of Safaricom.

* Jamii Telecommunication and Veraz Networks - Kenya

Veraz Networks Inc said that Jamii Telecommunication Limited (JTL), a provider of communication solutions in Kenya and East Africa, has chosen Veraz's ControlSwitch platform to enable optimised routing and improved network management without having to rely on other providers in Africa.

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