Telecoms briefs


- Cable thieves are back stealing and damaging telephone cable (underground and overhead) in the Kumasi Metropolis and parts of Obuasi in Ghana.

- Convergent billing specialist Cerillion Technologies has implemented a customer relations management (CRM) and billing solution for Mauritano-Tunisienne de Telecommunication (Mattel), a GSM network operator in Mauritania.

- In Cote d'Ivoire, mobile operator MTN has secured a FCFA12 billion francs loan from the West African Development Bank to sustain its investment plans for 2007. The company also announced that it is planning to set up a single network spreading from Cameroon to Guinea-Bissau.

- According to Richard Tinka, Motorola's country manager in Uganda disclosed to the press that it is making firm strides-from a relatively insignificant 15 per cent, to capturing 32 per cent of the market.