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WATANIYA AND ERICSSON -ALGERIA

Wataniya Algeria has selected Ericsson’s mobile softswitch solution for its nationwide GSM network. The solution will increase network capacity, performance and operational efficiency, allowing Wataniya to meet subscriber growth and demand for its mobile services, Ericsson says. Wataniya Algeria, which operates under the name Nedjma, is the newest of the country’s three cellcos, launching in August 2004. It had almost three million customers and 14.5% of the Algerian mobile market at the end of March, according to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database.

GHANA TELECOM AND ALCATEL-LUCENT-GHANA

State-owned Ghana Telecommunications firm, has signed a loan agreement worth 33.543 million Euros with French incorporated Alcatel Lucent for the supply equipment to boost the Ghanaian company's mobile phone network.