* MTN and Central Bank - Nigeria

Mobile operator MTN Nigeria, has signed an agreement for the provision of wide Area Network(WAN) solutions to support 21 Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) branches across the country. "The wide area network solution provided by MTN should assist the CBN for effective and efficient communication infrastructure, real time connectivity and as part of achieving CBN financial system strategy (FSS)2020," it said.

* EMTS and Alcatel-Lucent - Nigeria

Alcatel-Lucent has revealed that it has signed a deal with Emerging Market Telecom Services (EMTS) for the deployment of turnkey, nationwide GSM/EDGE/W-CDMA/HSPA network in the western region of Nigeria, including Lagos.

* Clickatell and New Heights Microfinance Bank Ltd - Nigeria

Clickatell, a provider of mobile messaging solutions announces that New Heights Microfinance Bank Ltd Nigeria has chosen Clickatell to deploy mobile messaging services to its customers.

* TTCL and FTS - Tanzania

FTS, a provider of billing, CRM and business control solutions for telecoms operators and content service providers, has announced that Tanzanian incumbent Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited (TTCL) has successfully deployed the vendor’s end-to-end billing solution.

* mCel and Aircom – Mozambique

The UK-based network planning and optimisation consultancy Aircom International has signed a USD1 million deal with Mozambique’s largest cellular operator by subscribers, mCel, which will see Aircom working with the cellco on its 3G network rollout. mCel will deploy Aircom’s network planning and optimisation tools, Asset and Optima, to plan and manage its new 3G UMTS network.

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