* Globacom and Alcatel-Lucent – Nigeria

French-US vendor Alcatel-Lucent has announced the inking of a contract with Nigerian second national operator (SNO) Globacom to increase the capacity and performance of its mobile and fixed networks. The project is part of the operator’s move to an all-IP network, enabling the provision of triple-play services, and includes improvements to the core fixed and mobile infrastructures as well as radio access and microwave backhaul systems. No dates or financial details have yet been publicised.

* Moov and Intec – Côte d’Ivoire

Intec, a global provider of business and operations systems (BSS/OSS), today announced that it has signed a major deal with Moov Côte d’Ivoire, a subsidiary of Atlantique Telecom, one of the fastest growing GSM operators in West and Central Africa. Under the terms of the agreement, Intec has supplied and successfully installed its market leading Intec Interconnect billing solution at Moov Côte d’Ivoire with a network of over 1 million subscribers. Moov is the mobile brand name of Atlantique Telecom whose minority shareholder is Banque Atlantique of Côte d’Ivoire and the majority shareholder Etisalat, one of the biggest telecommunications services providers in the Middle.

* Africell and Alcatel-Lucent - Burundi

Alcatel-Lucent announced that it has been awarded a three-year USD20 million frame contract by Africa Cellulaire (Africell) Burundi, majority owned by VTEL Holdings, for the delivery and installation of a nation-wide GSM/EDGE network. Under the deal Alca-Lu wil will install and deploy an end-to-end GSM/EDGE network, including base station sub-systems (BSSs), next generation Mobile Switching Centres (MSCs), Intelligent Network (IN) applications and service platforms, as well as radio optimisation design, consulting services and network maintenance.

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