Telecoms - In Brief


- Mobile network operator Vodacom Tanzania has awarded wireless backhaul specialist Ceragon Networks a USD7 million follow-on contract to upgrade and support its backbone links across the country as it looks to meet increased demand for its advanced 3G data services. The cellco, a subsidiary of Vodacom Group Ltd, part of the Vodafone Group UK, is Tanzania’s largest mobile carrier with more than ten million subscribers. It has been a Ceragon customer since 2009.

- Kenya's four mobile networks have received police summons for their CEO's to be questioned by the Criminal Investigations Department. According to the statement, it was the telecoms regulator that asked the police to investigate the phone companies for not complying with the SIM registration regulations.
The networks stated that they have complied, and gone beyond, the regulations and that over 30 million phone users have been registered since the start of this year.

- Zambia's MTN has connected its network to the West Africa Cable System (WACS) to improve overseas data transmission.