Internet News – In Brief


- The Zimbabwean wireless internet service provider uMax has announced the completion of its deployment of a wireless broadband network based on Alvarion 4Motion 2.5GHz 802.16e WiMAX equipment in the capital city, Harare.

- Togo Cellulaire (Togocel) has awarded French-US vendor Alcatel-Lucent a contract to strengthen the capacity and coverage of its mobile broadband network in Togo and to improve overall quality of services.

- South Africa’s second national operator (SNO) Neotel has indicated that its trials of Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology are ongoing at its Midrand campus, with the telco noting that it has achieved peak download speeds of 70Mbps. The company, which hopes to initiate a commercial LTE service before the end of the fiscal year, is currently assessing partners to collaborate with on the deployment. However, CEO Sunil Joshi warned journalists that the trial ‘is still a work in progress’. Neotel is reportedly using a portion of its 1800MHz spectrum for the trial.