CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHO?
* TELECOM EGYPT, NORTEL AND ZHONE - EGYPT
Telecom Egypt (TE) has contracted Nortel Networks and Zhone Technologies to enable the launch of VoIP and advanced data services across various parts of its network. Under the deal TE will integrate Zhone’s MALC Broadband Loop Carrier Technology with Nortel CS2K Softswitch and ATM network technology, allowing circuit switched voice to move onto a pure packet network. Zhone will also provides a roadmap for the delivery of new voice, video and data services such as ADSL2+, VDSL2, Passive Optical Network (PON), Ethernet and IP Video. The value of the deal was not disclosed.
* AMITELO AFRIQUE SA AND PAMECAS MUTUEL - SENEGAL
AMITELO Afrique SA., a subsidiary of AMITELO AG, is continuing its expansion strategy in Senegal and neighboring countries. Last week saw the start of the installation of the Voice over IP (VoIP) network for Bank PAMECAS Mutuel - AMITELO Afrique was able to successfully implement the plans for modernizing the communication network and is now commencing with the realization of this lucrative project.
* THAWTE AND WOTRUST – SOUTH AFRICA
SA-based Internet privacy and security company Thawte has signed up its first Chinese reseller, WoTrust, allowing it to enter the world's largest IT and e-commerce market.
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