Siemens wins EUR36 million contract to extend Sotelma’s GSM network

12 Mar 2007

Malian telco Sotelma has commissioned Siemens to expand its nationwide GSM network. Under the terms of the deal Siemens will manage the development and implementation of the network in areas such as Mopti, Segou and the capital Bamako including the introduction of GPRS and EDGE. The contract has a value of EUR36 million. The extension will enable Malitel, the mobile arm of Sotelma, to increase network capacity from 300,000 to 500,000 subscribers.