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GLOBACOM AND ALCATEL - NIGERIA

Nigeria's second national operator (SNO) in telecommunication Globacom and global solutions provider Alcatel-Lucent have entered into a $600 million (about N78 billion) network expansion deal. Under the terms of the deal, Alcatel will deploy nation wide fixed and mobile networks as well new next generation IP/MPLS and optical network solution which would expand Globacom's national mobile network capacity from its current 12 million subscribers to 35 million by December.

SWAZILAND TELEVISION AND SPESCOM MEDIA IT - SWAZILAND

Spescom Media IT has been awarded a R15,5m contract by the Swaziland Television Authority (Swazi TV). Swazi TV purchased the latest Avid Newsroom production system and Sony XDCAM to upgrade its current analogue news production system. The resulting digital newsroom system will take the company from a tape to a tapeless environment, which will put it on a par with its broadcast neighbours in SA."

The upgrade is scheduled to go live in April.

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