mcel awards 3G deal to Alca-Lu

30 Jan 2008

Mozambique’s largest cellular operator in terms of subscribers, mCel, has awarded Alcatel-Lucent a contract for the deployment of a 3G network. The deployment will take place in the dense urban centres and suburban areas of Maputo, Beira and Nampula, Mozambique’s first, second and third biggest cities. Alcatel-Lucent will supply UMTS and HSPA equipment, allowing mCel to offer mobile data downloads with peak transfer rates of 14.4Mbps. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.