* Zain Group and Det Norske Veritas - Africa

Zain Group, owners of Celtel International, a leading mobile telecoms operator across the Middle East and Africa, has pledged to comply with the rigorous international ISO standards. It has also announced the signing of a 3-year 'framework' agreement with DNV (Det Norske Veritas). At the signing ceremony, Zain Group Excellence Manager, Alan Hil said the agreement would help ensure that Zain's operations in the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa are fully compliant with ISO standards.

* Wanan and Cambridge Broadband Network - Morocco

Moroccan telecommunications operator Wana has awarded Cambridge Broadband Networks a significant contract for the provision of its VectaStar transmission platform. Wana is using VectaStar to backhaul multiple services including corporate access and CDMA cellular traffic with WiMAX set to follow later in 2008. The network will operate on two frequency bands, 3.5 and 10.5 GHz, simultaneously.

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