ZTE inks Tunisian network deal

Chinese vendor ZTE has signed a contract with Tunisie Telecom to deploy a national transmission network in Tunisia. Under the contract, ZTE will deploy infrastructure covering nearly two-thirds of the country, including all developed coastal regions. Upon completion, the network will allow incumbent Tunisie Telecom to offer transmission channels for mobile, ADSL and other services, and will establish a solid foundation for the telco’s future development.

Emtel awards WiMAX contract to Alvarion

Emtel, a mobile operator in Mauritius, has awarded a WiMAX network contract to Israeli equipment vendor Alvarion Ltd. The WiMAX and wireless broadband specialist will deploy its BreezeMAX solution for extended data services to both corporate and residential users in the Indian Ocean island republic. No financial details were disclosed. Alvarion’s BreezeMAX 3.5GHz equipment will enable Emtel to offer its subscribers greater coverage and increased capacity. As part of this deployment of primary broadband services, Emtel also plans to use Alvarion’s BreezeMAX PRO, and BreezeMAX Si products, it said in a statement.

MTN appoints Fairtec in three year contract

Mobile operator MTN has awarded a three-year contract for the management of its software assets to Faritec, the JSE-listed solutions and services company. The value of the deal was not disclosed.