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- BODLAND SYSTEMS AND ATIO CORPORATION – NIGERIA

Bodland Systems of Nigeria and ATIO Corporation of South Africa have entered into a partnership agreement for effective deployment of the latest technology in call center. ATIO, the technical partner, is to provide the latest cutting edge technology that has been proven in the United States of America and the Republic of South Africa to respond to customers' needs. The company is to establish customer interaction centre which is a complete contact centre.

- PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE  AND CHOICE TECHNOLOGIES – SOUTH AFRICA

Choice Technologies has won a three-year deal to overhaul and extend the technology systems used by the Premier Soccer League (PSL). The contract includes installing new e-mail systems and networks based on internet protocol technology to carry voice and data traffic on a single network. Choice is also expected to come up with innovative ideas to help the PSL gather, analyse and use its soccer statistics in ways to generate new revenue. The value of the deal was not disclosed.

- MASCOM AND ERICSSON – BOTSWANA

Mascom, the leading cellular operator in Botswana, has awarded Ericsson a US$1.4 million 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. This follows hard on the heels of a deal in 2005 through which Mascom awarded Ericsson a contract for the supply of equipment and software needed to expand its network and the addition of services such as high-speed data and Multimedia Messaging (MMS).

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