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* Togo Telecom and ECI - Togo

ECI Telecom, a provider of networking infrastructure solutions optimized for next-generation network (NGN) migration announced that Togo Telecom, the incumbent fixed line operator in Togo, Africa, has selected ECI to deliver an end-to-end turnkey solution for a new high-speed IP network in the country. This turnkey project will deliver one of the first fiber-to-the-curb (FTTC) networks in the region, providing residential and business customers with high-speed Internet access and VoIP services.

* MTN and VistaInsight - Cameroon

Mobile operator MTN Cameroon has chosen to deploy InfoVista’s VistaInsight for Networks and Mobile Knowledge Pack solutions for the end-to-end management of its mobile data services to optimise the performance of its next generation network (NGN).

* KDN and Alcatel-Lucent - Kenya

Alcatel-Lucent has signed a contract with Kenya Data Networks to upgrade the data carrier’s IP/MPLS network in twelve cities over the next three years. The KES1.6 billion (USD21.4 million) deal includes Alca-Lu’s gigabit passive optical networking (GPON) solution as well as additional IP/MPLS service routers, upgrading networks based on the Alca-Lu triple-play service delivery architecture (TPSDA). The upgrades will give customers higher speeds, quality, and stability for triple-play services, along with guaranteed quality of service for business critical applications and future mobile services. The upgrade deal places KDN at the forefront of the fledgling regional data transport industry in Kenya.

* Benin Telecom and Intec - Benin

Intec, a provider of business and operations support systems has been selected by Benin Telecoms, Benin’s incumbent telecommunications operator to deploy Intec’s market-leading InterconnecT billing and Total Service Mediation settlement solutions. Intec’s InterconnecT solution will enable Benin Telecoms to maximise revenues through intercarrier billing, previously unachievable due to its legacy, proprietary systems; reduced disputes and shortened resolution times will further facilitate improved cash flow.

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