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UTL and Alcatel-Lucent - Uganda

UTL has signed a 20m Euro (sh47.5b) contract with Alcatel-Lucent to expand its mobile network. "The network will be used during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), which will be held in November," said the company (utl) in a statement released recently. The agreement also includes supply and maintenance of the wireless network based on the Third Generation (3G) technology.

Nairobi Stock Exchange and Uunet - Kenya

Uunet Company won the Sh6.4 million tender beating other seven IT companies to interlink the registered stock brokers in Nairobi and the Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE) using its Beyond Broadband wireless network and Wide Area Network (WAN) business communication solution

Mobinil and Alcatel-Lucent - Egypt

Alcatel-Lucent has announced it has secured a multi-million euro turnkey contract with Mobinil, Egypt’s leading mobile operator that will further improve the quality of the operator’s network and extend its coverage throughout the country. Under the terms of the deal Alcatel-Lucent will expand and enhance Mobinil’s network with the latest generation of enhanced GSM radio solutions.

Warid and Huawei - Uganda

Wireless licensee Warid has selected Huawei to deploy an advanced IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) system in Uganda. By constructing the IMS core network and integrating it with a WiMAX access network Huawei will enable Warid to offer VoIP and IP-based multimedia services.

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