MainOne and Huawei - Nigeria
Operators of MainOne submarine cable have entered a deal with Huawei Nigeria to provide it with the Intelligence Optical Switching System (OptiX OSN 9500) for connectivity.

IDECO and SA Government – South Africa
IDECO has been appointed as a subcontractor to supply biometric components and systems to several suppliers contracted by the government for various projects. The company, which sells fingerprint-controlled access and monitoring systems, said it was also awaiting the adjudication of other tenders for biometric readers. The criminal record-checking service, conducted by Ideco AFISwitch, was expected to continue to show strong growth. The company said the agreement concluded this month for the management of more than 300 000 identity profiles was in the implementation phase and would be completed early next year. Ideco achieved an operating profit of R3.7m in the six months ended February, compared to a loss of R4.8m for the comparable period a year ago. This was a turnaround of R8.5m compared to the first six months, and R18.5m compared to the financial year ended August.