Huawei bags African contracts

15 Nov 2004

China’s Huawei Technologies says it has bagged a string of supply contracts from operators in Kenya and Zimbabwe, including deals to supply and install 3G, NGN, optical transmission, switches, routers and intelligent network (IN) equipment. In Zimbabwe. Huawei has been awarded a USD288 million contract by state-owned fixed line operator Tel One to expand network capacity by 500,000 lines. Under the deal the Chinese firm will deploy switches, a national backbone, CDMA, IN and data communications products. In the USD40 million project with cellco Net One, Huwaei will provide additional GSM equipment to build upon the 170,000 capacity GSM network it provided Net One with earlier this year. Meanwhile, Huawei has also been selected by Safaricom in Kenya to reconstruct the company’s intelligent network.

Kenya, Zimbabwe, Safaricom