* Tata and URA IT System - Uganda

Tata Consultancy Services has won a Shs17.6 billion contract to build Uganda Revenue Authority's Information and Communication integrated system that will trace down tax invaders. TCS emerged the winner through a World Bank two-stage procurement method, which lasted for three years.

* Phase3Telecoms and Fiberhome International – West Africa

Phase3 Telecoms, a transmission service provider, has expanded its multimillion dollar contract agreement with Fiberhome International a Chinese firm to expand its fibre optic capacity across the country. It will expand the transmission network of 3000 kilometres in Nigeria and neighbouring West African countries.

* Multilinks and Nortel – Nigeria

Multilinks has signed a three-year frame contract with Nortel to expand and upgrade its CDMA2000 1x WiLL network with EV-DO Rev A. Multilinks has begun an aggressive rollout programme to increase network capacity with plans to provide [mobile] broadband coverage for 80% of the Nigerian population by 2011 and 100% of the population by 2013,' said CEO Justin Ramayia.

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