Thursday, August 23, 2007

Alcatel-Lucent Wins US$100 Million Contract in Uganda

Hits Telecom Uganda, a new regional operator whose majority shareholder is Abu Dhabi-based International Investment House, signed a US$100 million contract with Alcatel-Lucent to deploy a new GSM network.

Under the contract, Alcatel-Lucent will supply an end-to-end GSM network including network design, OSS/BSS integration and managed services. It will also supply transmission solutions, including microwave systems, and its IP routing solution.

Hits Telecom Uganda has been awarded a full telecommunications license, which includes the GSM 900/1800 spectrum, WIMAX broadband, international gateway, mobile virtual network operation and data transmission services.

Hits Telecom Uganda plans to introduce its services in time for the Summit of the 53 Heads of States of the Commonwealth Countries, which will take place in November.

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