Telecoms News - In Brief


- State-owned Angola Telecom is installing a fibre optic system in the southern region of Lubango. The work is being carried out by 15 Chinese technicians who also involved in the project of expansion of the optic fibre system to the provinces of Huila, Namibe and Cunene. Currently, at least 310 kilometres of cable have been installed underground, from Namibe port to Lubango city, leaving the completion of the stretch between Leba and Chibia, some 42 kilometres south of Lubango.

- Siemens has launched its SX1 mobile phone in Egypt. The new Smartphone offers users a host of functions such as a built in video player, camcorder, music player and FM radio, Series 60 or Java (J2ME)-supported multi-player games via Bluetooth, high-speed Internet access and a full complement of business applications comparable to a PDA.