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MASCOM AND ERICSSON – BOTSWANA

Mascom, a cellular operator in Botswana, has awarded Ericsson a 1.2m Euro contract to add 1800MHz spectrum to its network as part of its strategy to improve the quality of its service and provide a platform for future growth. Ericsson will  supply equipment and software needed to expand Mascom’s network and  additional services such as high-speed data and Multimedia Messaging (MMS). The operator's rapid growth, particularly in the urban areas, demands that the operator moves towards a dual-band network that caters for both the 900 and 1800MHz spectrum. As part of the agreement Ericsson will supply equipment and services for the set up of 30 new 1800 MHz base stations for Mascom, starting in Gaborone and Francistown, and spreading to other parts of the country later in the year.

SOFTRIBE AND SYSTEMSPECS – GHANA/NIGERIA

TheSOFTtribe of Ghana and SystemSpecs of Nigeria, two leading business software solution providers in the West African sub-region has consummated an agreement to consolidate efforts and strategic focus in the provision of HumanManager (Payroll & HRM software solution) to the Ghanaian market. This agreement, makes TheSOFTtribe, popularly known as SOFT in Ghana, become an authorized Ghanaian partner of SystemSpecs for marketing, deployment and professional support of HumanManager.

SENTECH AND GLOBECAST – SOUTH AFRICA

South African telecommunications company, Sentech, has signed a commercial co-operation agreement with GlobeCast Africa, a global content management and content delivery company, aiming to enable programme satellite linking to and from anywhere in the world. The agreement will give Sentech access to a host of programme-linking platforms from five continents, including news, entertainment, sports and coverage on events of global importance. In turn GlobeCast will have access to feeds from SA, and send it to the rest of the world.

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