* mCel and Alcatel-Lucent - Mozambique

Mozambique’s largest mobile operator has awarded Alcatel-Lucent a contract for the deployment of a 3G network. The deployment will take place in populated urban centres and suburban areas of Maputo, Beira and Nampula. Alcatel-Lucent will supply UMTS and HSPA equipment, allowing mCel to offer mobile data downloads with peak transfer rates of 14.4Mbps. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

* African Copper and Mincom - Botswana

African Copper, an international exploration and development resource company has selected Mincom’s Ellipse enterprise asset management software as it brings the Mowana Mine into production. The Mowana Mine is situation approximately 130 km north west of Francistown. Ellipse Mincoms’s asset management software application aims to help businesses take full control of their assets. The software allows businesses to get the most out of their assets by ensuring that they do not fall prey to unforeseen problems, breakdowns or inefficient operation.

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