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GLOBACOM AND ALCATEL – NIGERIA

Globacom has announced the signing of a contract with Alcatel-Lucent to install West Africa's first wireless network based on Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service/High Speed Packet Access (UMTS/HSPA), technology.

ECONET,  ERICSSON AND ZTE – ZIMBABWE

Econet Wireless on Wednesday signed two contracts with Ericsson of Sweden and a Chinese state-owned company ZTE Corporation in a drive to expand its subscriber base from 800 000 to 1,2 million by year end. The statement said Erickson would supply equipment for expansion of its network as well as base stations in Harare and the northern part of the country, while the Chinese company will install base stations in Southern Zimbabwe.

ETC AND ZTE – ETHIOPIA

The Ethiopian Telecommunication Corporation (ETC) and ZTE, a Chinese Telecom Company on Friday signed a 200-million-dollar deal close to 1.39 billion Birr providing for the execution of three telecom service expansion projects just ahead of the release of seven abducted Chinese workers in the country.

TUNISIE TELECOM AND MICROSOFT – TUNISIA

Tunisie Telecom has signed a three years service agreement with Microsoft with the aim to modernise the telco’s  IT infrastructure.

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