Globacom and Alcatel-Lucent - Nigeria

Globacom has signed an expansion contract with telecommunications vendor, Alcatel-Lucent. The project will expand the telecoms operator's capacity from the existing 30 million to 45 million subscribers. The expansion deal also includes the linkage of 2G and 3G facilities and the provision of 3,000 additional BTS.

UTL and Redknee - Uganda

Uganda telecom (utl) has signed a contract with Redknee Solutions Inc, to provide mobile money solutions. Redknee's newly introduced Mobile Money 2.0 Solution enables subscribers to store and transfer funds through their mobile handset, providing an ideal service for developing countries that may have poor or limited banking resources.

Johannesburg city and Ericsson - South Africa

Ericsson has announced that it has been chosen by the City of Johannesburg (CoJ) to help establish a city-wide, high-speed broadband network, worth 1 billion rand. The first phase of the ‘Joburg Broadband Network Project’ (JBNP), the rolling out of the network’s fibre core, which will take around three years to complete, will begin in earnest on 01 April 2009.

Africell and Nokia-Siemens - Sierra Leone and Gambia

After expanding its radio and core mobile network by using Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) equipment, Africell is to deploy NSN's state-of-the art 3GPP mobile softswitching solution. With market share of 67% in Gambia and 45% in Sierra Leone, Africell state that it is deploying NSN's softswitching solution in order to meet subscribers' growing demands and to contribute to the networks' efficiency.

BBCOM and Intec - Benin

Intec has announced a contract to provide InterconnecT bureau services for BBCOM, one of Benin’s leading mobile operators. BBCOM is one of five operators in the highly competitive Benin market where interconnection, while representing a key source of potential revenues, is also a significant cost factor for emerging market players The Intec Service Bureau, run by experienced local partner Ibex, will give BBCOM essential competitive edge by delivering accurate invoices, vastly improved interconnection costs, the ability to easily solve existing billing disputes while delivering immediate ROI.

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