* Infotechnology Solutions an Clickatell - Nigeria

Infotechnology Solutions has chosen Clickatell to offer interactive text alerts to banking customers in Nigeria - one of the fastest growing African economies.

Banks can offer customers real-time SMS alerts with every transaction, giving customers immediate knowledge of account movement on their cards. Using Infotechnology's new solution, named MoneyGuard, customers have the ability to immediately respond to alerts on transactions considered fraudulent.

* Libya Telecom & Technology and Huawei - Libya

Libya Telecom & Technology (LTT) has awarded Chinese equipment vendor Huawei Technologies a contract to provide it with a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network. Huawei will roll out an FTTH network covering households in 800 apartment buildings on the Airport Road in Alzohor District, Tripoli, in the first phase, and expand the network coverage to other districts in the second phase. The deployment will enable LTT to offer more stable and more advanced broadband services for end users. The network will be the first commercial FTTH project in Libya, LTT said.

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