* Neotel, ECI, BroadGate Systems – South Africa

Neotel has selected ECI XDM and BroadGate systems for the building of its national next generation transport backbone network.

* Algerie Telecom and Ericsson - Algeria

The Swedish vendor Ericsson has been selected by Algerie Telecom to supply a softswitch solution which sets the stage for Algeria’s largest telco to migrate to an all-IP network. Ericsson will supply its Telephony Softswitch solution to upgrade the operator's national transit layer to a next generation network architecture. The changeover is expected to be completed by the middle of next year, bringing a wider range of advanced services to Algerie Telecom’s 3.5 million subscribers.

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