* Rwanda Development Board and Rwanda Civil Aviation

Rwanda Development Board/Information Technology (RDB/IT) yesterday signed an agreement with the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA) that will see the two agencies forge a partnership to transform Kigali International Airport, Kanombe into an ultra-modern ICT supported airport. The open ended MoU will see RDB/IT set up a modern Flight Information Display System (FIDS), Aeronautic Message Handling System (AMHS), Vehicle Parking Automation Extension of Satellite Distribution 2G, Capacity Building, E-documents and Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) systems on the perimeter fence of the airport.

* Mobitel and Alvarion - Nigeria

Nigerian telecoms operator Mobitel has selected Alvarion to provide 802.16e WiMAX services for underserved areas throughout the country. Under the first phase of the deployment, Mobitel will utilise Alvarion’s BreezeMAX solution in the 2GHz, 2.2GHz and 2.3GHz frequency bands to offer voice and high bandwidth data services in the cities of Lagos, Port-Harcourt, Warri and Abuja. Initial rollout of the network is slated for the third quarter of 2009, with 20,000 subscribers expected immediately after launch.

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